Africa's most prestigious surfing event, the Billabong Pro J-Bay, will bring the world's top 45 ranked professional surfers to the renowned waves of Jeffreys Bay in July for the 25th time since it became an Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) rated event back in 1984.

Scheduled for 15-25 July, Stop No. 4 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour will again be staged at Supertubes, the 300 metre stretch of coastline universally acknowledged as one of the planet's top 10 high performance surf breaks.

All the action will be covered via webcasts on www.billbabongpro.com/jbay10 featuring live scoring, video footage with multiple camera angles, slow-motion replays, video on demand highlights of previous heats and interviews accompanied by a choice of expert commentary in English or Portuguese.

This year sees another concerted effort by Billabong to make the Billabong Pro a -greener event.' Following the success of the programs instituted last year, which were recognised by the South African Parliament who passed a motion congratulating the organisers on making environmental conservation a top priority, Billabong will again utilise the immense interest in the event to heighten awareness of local and global surf communities to the challenge of climate change, and how we all need to become part of the solution

The estimated total carbon footprint of the Billabong Pro is 365 tonnes of CO2, which is the weight equivalent of approximately 240 African elephants. These emissions will be reduced where possible, and the remaining emissions will be offset using United Nations Kyoto compliant carbon credits ensuring that the Billabong Pro is a low carbon, climate-conscious event and that the barrels ridden at Supers are green in more ways than one.

Greening initiatives at the event include using renewable energy, biodegradable food and beverage containers, paper not plastic bags and bio-diesel fuel in all event vehicles alongside an event recycling program. More about climate change and what it means to surfers can be found at www.cleanerclimate.com/billabongpro

The 2010 Billabong Pro J-Bay is proudly supported by Eastern Cape Tourism, Virgin Atlantic, Monster Energy, Vida e Caffe, Corona and Tavcor

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