Jordy at Red Bull Nightshift 2011
Local and international surfers make up the Red Bull Nightshift field.
Seven surfers have been confirmed to join Jordy Smith in Durban for the second edition of Red Bull Nightshift on Saturday 30 June. The event, a tow-at surfing demonstration, set to take place at North Beach at night under floodlights, has proven to be the most anticipated speciality event on the local surfing calendar.
Joining Jordy at the event will be the current ASP 4th ranked surfer Adriano De Souza from Sao Paulo, Brazil and 26th ranked Kolohe Andino from San Clemente, California. The South African contingent includes Rudy Palmboom, David Weare, Travis Logie, Dan Redman and Ricky Basnett.
Dan Redman missed the event last year due to an ankle injury, but is stoked to be part of this year's event. "I'm amped for Nightshift," said Dan on hearing his inclusion into the event. "It's going to be great getting towed into some peaks at North Beach under the floodlights with Jordy and the crew. Plus I'm sure we'll have a little party afterwards."
The event will showcase Jordy and crew performing some groundbreaking and innovative aerial moves under the spotlights in the North Beach arena. Last year the event culminated with a spectacular 'Superman' move performed by Jordy in front of the crowds gathered on the water's edge.
Local bands Shadowclub and City Bowl Mizers will then kick off after the surfing for a party on the beach, before everyone heads over to Joe Kools.
The event can be tracked on Twitter via the #RBNightshift hashtag, and you can join the Facebook Nightshift event page.
Red Bull Nightshift is supported by O'Neill and Oakley. The event has been rated as an ASP Speciality Event.
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Still images from Red Bull Nightshift 2011 available for download at: www.redbullcontentpool.com