JBay Winterfest
Crowds flock to the JBay Open

The only World Champion Tour (WCT) surf event on the African continent is back in Jeffreys Bay and it has attracted spectators from all over the world to the fabled Supertubes surf break.

Supertubes: Photo: Roy Harley

Supertubes: Photo: Roy Harley

The JBay Open has seen perfect waves peel down the point and South African surfer Jordy Smith has been blasting the freight train wall that have been breaking at Supertubes.

Jordy Smith free surfing. Photo: Roy Harely

Jordy Smith free surfing. Photo: Roy Harely

The weather has been playing ball and summer like conditions has resulted in locals and visitors enjoying a respite from the cold winter conditions that has seen excellent waves breaking during May and June.

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The JBay Open is taking place today with the surf just getting better and better. In a shock result, 11 time World Champion Kelly Slater was eliminated in Round three.

Isabeau Joubert family

Spectators also have the opportunity to watch the legendary Tom Curren surf a heat against 1984 JBay winner Occy.

Curren first surfed JBay in 1992 and is regarded as one of the best surfers to ever grace the walls of Supertubes.

Tom Curren is back in JBay. Photo: Roy Harley

Tom Curren is back in JBay. Photo: Roy Harley

The JBay Open forms part of the JBay Winterfest, a multi sport festival that is currently taking place in Jeffreys Bay.

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