• JBay Winterfest
    Ludi Du Toit wins Loggers Classic at Lower Point

    This year the JBay Winterfest inaugurated a brand new event, being the JBay Loggers Classic, held at Lower Point over the weekend. A logging competition has a few rules, which make it differ from normal longboarding surf contests. They are: • The boards needs to be a minimum length of 9’2, with most surfers actually […]

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    Greg Minnaar dominates on day one of Oakley X Over

    In a thrilling start to the 2017 edition of the Oakley X Over powered by Sharp it was Downhill Mountain Bike World Champ Greg Minnaar who sprang into the lead, ahead of last year’s event winner Raynard Tissink, with Giniel De Villiers and John Smit taking the minor placings. Prior to the race start there […]

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    Swimmers take on the Cold Water Classic in brutal weather

    Icy conditions did little to deter the 33 swimmers who entered the 2017 JBay Winterfest Cold Water Swim Classic which was held yesterday at Marina Martinique. The water was 13 C which ensured the Cold Water Classic, presented by Nicholas Melck, lived up to its reputation of being the most extreme swim in the Eastern […]

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    Jordy Smith remains in contention at Corona Open JBay

    The Corona Open JBay ran through the opening two heats of elimination Round 2 yesterday before competition was put on hold and eventually called off after the inconsistent one metre waves and crosswind conditions at Jeffreys Bay failed to improve. Two-time event winner Jordy Smith survived a tough Round 2 clash against fellow South African […]

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    Picture Perfect Surf For Start Of Corona Open JBay

    In what can only be described as perfect surf, the first event of the JBay Winterfest, the Corona Open JBay, got underway yesterday at Supertubes. Flawless four to six-foot waves poured down the point all day for the best surfers in the world to strut their stuff, with some virtuoso surfing performances coming through. South […]

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    Dale Staples will have local support for Corona Open JBay

    Each year at Jeffreys Bay, there’s a hotly contested trials event called the JBU Supertrial which determines one of the wildcard slots for the Corona Open J-Bay. Stacked with South African locals who know the wave well, the threats that emerge are always large. This year’s winner was homegrown Dale Staples from nearby St. Francis Bay. The wind […]

  • JBay Winterfest
    Corona Open JBay called off today

    The competitive window for Corona Open JBay, Stop No. 6 of 11 on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), started today and runs until 23 July at the fabled righthand point break of Supertubes in Jeffreys Bay. With small 0.6 to 0.9 metre waves on offer, onshore winds predicted for later in the day and […]

  • JBay Winterfest
    Warming up for the Cold Water Swim Classic

    Don your winter woollies this July and join top South African and local open water swimmers for the fifth Cold Water Swim Classic at Marina Martinique in Jeffreys Bay on July 16 at 09:30. Presented by Nicholas Melck, the icy event has become one of the core events on the JBay Winterfest calendar. With water […]

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    The JBay Winterfest programme

    Corona Open JBay: July 12 – 23 Some of the World’s to surfers, including local surfer Dale Staples, will battle it out for top honours at the annual Corona Open JBay at Supertubes in Jeffreys Bay from July 12 – 23. Cold Water Swim Classic: July 16 Join top South African and local open water […]

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    Will Jordy Smith win the Corona Open JBay?

    The world’s best surfers are one week away from competing at Supertubes in Jeffreys Bay for the Corona Open JBay. The event marks the halfway point on the CT and will resume this season’s thrilling title race, with the top five athletes on the Jeep Leaderboard separated by just 600 points. Universally regarded as one […]

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