All Up for Grabs for Final Four in eThekwini Surf Pro Shootout

Fresh off the back of the Challenger Series in Australia, Anastasia Venter booked her spot in the Semifinals at theThekwini Surf Pro QS 1,000, on day 2 of the eThekwini Surf Pro at the New Pier beach in Durban on Saturday, 8 June, 2024. Photo: © WSL / Tostee

The eThekwini Surf Pro World Surf League (WSL) Africa Regional Qualifying Series (QS) and Longboard Qualifying Series (LQS) completed the women’s Quarterfinals in clean, two-to-three foot waves with offshore wind at the eThekwini Surf Pro, at the New Pier beach in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, on Saturday, 8 June, 2024.

There was an electrifying buzz on the Durban promenade on Saturday morning. Surfers were itching to get in the water and enjoy the fun conditions, while thousands of runners ran past in preparation for for the upcoming Comrades Marathon taking place in the city this weekend.

Continuing her rhythm in Durban, Louise Lepront secured her spot in the Semifinals after defeating Natasha van Greunen from Cape Town. Lepront will come up against Jessie van Niekerk who recently returned from Australia after competing in the Challenger Series.

“I’m feeling pretty good, I actually got a few nice waves out there,” Lepront said. “It’s a bit tricky to get the right waves, but once you get a wave that runs all the way to the beach you can get a good score. If the waves are smaller tomorrow it will be a bit more challenging, but I’m feeling confident.”

Fresh off the back of the Challenger Series in Australia, Anastasia Venter made the most of the small but fun conditions on offer to defeat Danielle Powis in the last heat of the day. Venter will face WSL Africa top ranked QS competitor Sarah Scott who eliminated Leah Lepront.

“I had so much fun, it’s so cool to surf two-person heats and we got lots of waves,” Venter reacted. “I’m super stoked to make it to Finals Day, the Semifinals are going to be really cool and hopefully we get more good waves.”

The next call will be on Sunday, 9 June at 7:00 AM for a possible 7:30 AM start local time.

The eThekwini Surf Pro Finals Day will be streamed live Sunday, 9 June 2024 on worldsurfleague.com, the WSL YouTube and WSL free app.


Main Photo Caption: Fresh off the back of the Challenger Series in Australia, Anastasia Venter booked her spot in the Semifinals at theThekwini Surf Pro QS 1,000, on day 2 of the eThekwini Surf Pro at the New Pier beach in Durban on Saturday, 8 June, 2024. Photo: © WSL / Tostee

Photo 2 Caption: Louise Lepront (in photo) secured her spot in the Semifinals after defeating Natasha van Greunen from Cape Town. Photo: © WSL / Tostee

Photo 3 Caption: Lepront will come up against Jessie van Niekerk (in photo) who recently returned from Australia after competing in the Challenger Series. Photo: © WSL / Tostee

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