The 2015 Ballito Pro Presented by Billabong kicked off at Willard Beach Ballito on Sunday 28  June  and continued until the 5 July.

This QS10,000 rated pro surfing event saw some of the world’s best surfers hit Ballito’s waves for a week of epic surfing action. Starting off on Sunday  we will be hosting the QS1000 Women’s Event featuring 16 of SA’s top female surfers, as well as The Ballito Pro mens trials event. The trials will see 32 top national and international surfers battle it out for one of two spot in the main event I was up with the sun to capture some sunrise images of surfers taking part in the Billabong Pro

The Billabong sponsored event took place in Ballito during the first week in July.  Photographing a sports event was a wonderful change from the normal day to day events I shoot.  ( Don’t get me wrong – I love a wedding) There is something about a sunrise, the beach and an international sports event that stimulates the senses.

Farewell to the 2015 Ballito Pro. Well done to all the contestants and organisers, here is hoping for bigger waves next year. I for one felt privlidged to photograph and share these special moments.‪ #‎bowditchphotography‬

Amidst all the excitement of the Pro a young whale got caught in the nets and had to be rescued by our Specialised Rescue Team and Sharks Board.  The whale was released and gently guided back out to sea.