• Jeffreys Bay
    Local swimmers conquer the Bell Buoy

    In what has been described as the most difficult Bell Buoy Challenge in the history of the event, 3 local swimmers took on the big swells, 15 degree water and strong currents over the Easter weekend. JC Van Wyk ended up finishing second in the 8 K swim, with Port Elizabeth swimmer PJ Duffey becoming […]

  • Jeffreys Bay
    “Sewage motion” cast aside by Kouga Council

    The Kouga Council last week voted against allowing a motion requesting a report be tabled detailing the problems with sewage in the area together with the costs of repairing the sewage infrastructure. In a stormy Council meeting the motion, which was tabled by the Democratic Alliance was not even debated, leaving residents in Loerie, Jeffreys […]

  • Jeffreys Bay
    Photo of the day – Robben Island swim

    Swimming from Robben Island to Cape Town is an extreme adventure that not many human beings are capable of achieving. Swimmers have to dodge big container ships, are hammered by wind whipped seas, buzzed by seals and have to deal with seriously cold water – wearing nothing but a speedo and a swim cap. Kendal […]

  • Jeffreys Bay
    SA record for JBay swimmer

    A long standing South African swim record was broken on 31 December at Marina Martinique in Jeffreys Bay when Brenton Williams completed a 17 K butterfly swim to cap a fine year of swimming. The legendary Chris Barnard swam 15 K fly in April 1994 and its taken 18 years for another South African to […]

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    Swimming past Supertubes

    Unexpected water temperatures caught swimmers by surprise in Jeffreys Bay as the first ever BloodScan Jeffreys Bay Swim Challenge took place in 14 degree water. Only 14 swimmers braved the cold water at Main Beach for the 4 K swim along the coast past the world famous surf break Supertubes. Eventually 13 swimmers finished the […]

  • R 483 million budget passed by Kouga Council

    Residents can brace themselves for hefty increases in the cost of living following a Council meeting on Thursday where an R 483 million operational budget was approved. Total expenditure has risen by 19 % or R 75 million when compared to the previous year’s budget. The cost of electricity is going to affect Kouga residents […]

  • J’Bay Swimmers dominate at Marina Martinique

    The final event of the EP Open Water Swim Series was held at Marina Martinique over the weekend with local swimmers totally dominating the various races.   J’Bay swim coach Brenton Williams lead the charge by winning the extreme Insight Properties 10 Km swim on Saturday from another Jeffreys Bay swimmer JC Van Wyk. Both […]

  • Local swimmers shine in Ocean racing Series

    Open water swimmers have to be prepared to swim in any conditions that could include strong currents, wind chop or cold water. However, near perfect conditions greeted participants in the Weekend Post Ocean Racing Series this past weekend. The Series takes place at Hobie beach in Port Elizabeth and is in its 6th season, proving […]

  • Swimmers brave the icy water at Marina Martinique

      COLD WATER SWIM TRAINING AT MARINA MARTINIQUE Swimmers from Jeffreys Bay and Port Elizabeth completed training swims in 13 – 14 degree water in Jeffreys Bay over the weekend. The training swim was hosted by the Kouga Swim Club at the Marina Martinique in preparation for the upcoming open water swim season. First up […]

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