Round One of the JBay Open has begun

Competition has started today at the JBay Open.

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The world’s best surfers will run through Round 1 in three – five foot surf at Jeffreys Bay, stop No. 6 on the 2015 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) .

“The swell has definitely improved this morning,” Kieren Perrow, WSL Commissioner said. “There’s some decent sets in the head-high range and the wind is holding off, which is nice.

We are aiming to finish Round 1 and we’re looking at some really nice waves”.

Surfline, official forecaster for the World Surf League have predicted:

Surf will come up a notch on Friday as SW groundswell fills in further and mixes with easing, short period S swell. Unfortunately, onshore wind will also continue.

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The swell/surf will ease through the day on Saturday, as conditions improve:

N/ NW devil wind looks likely in the morning, with a shift to more favourable W flow by the early afternoon. Favourable wind looks likely to continue Sun/Mon and possibly into Tues morning, with some modest WSW to SW swell mix possible.

Into the long range, we’ll be tracking some possible E swell for around mid next week and a decent looking SW swell for the very end of the event waiting period.

The JBay Open forms part of the annual JBay Winterfest with thousands of people already in the town and accommodation establishments reporting that beds are filling up fast.

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