Barbarella’s was the venue of an informal get together of the business community and the organisers of the Winterfest last week, as a gesture of appreciation for the Festival that took place recently.
The JBay Winterfest brought thousands of people to town during the traditionally quiet month of July.
The Winterfest is worth an estimated R 100 million, with the huge local and international media coverage received, as well as the big budget JBay Open of Surfing, a World Championship Tour (WCT) event that brought the world’s best surfers back to Jeffreys Bay.
Councillor Virginia Benjamin, from the Kouga Council said the Winterfest is a great example of just how well a public/private partnership can work and that the Winterfest has the full support of the Council.
“I would like to thank Koffie Jacobs and his team for bringing the WCT surf event back to Jeffreys Bay. He has the full support of the Kouga Council and we are very proud of the surf community for what they have achieved,” said Benjamin.
“The Winterfest is already acknowledged as one of the best Festivals in South Africa and each year it gets bigger and better and we are already working on next year’s Winterfest,” added Benjamin.
The Winterfest will feature on Supersport shortly. JBay News will publish the dates and times as soon as they are confirmed.