Mick Fanning Claims JBay Open Victory

In Winterfest 2014 by Andrew

In the best day of ASP surfing of the year so far, Mick Fanning from Australia won the JBay Open on the Samsung Galaxy WCT tour in perfect eight-foot surf that pumped through the whole day. It took a little time for the best ASP surfers in the world to adjust to the solid, stiff offshore conditions, and the first couple …

Riders Battle Through Tough Conditions at JBay MTB Open

In Winterfest 2014 by Andrew

Brave mountain bikers tackled torrential rain squalls, high winds and chilly temperatures for the second edition of the JBay MTB Open, which formed part of the JBay Winterfest. So harsh were the conditions, that the 85-kilometre long route was cancelled as it was deemed to be too dangerous. The 2014 event then featured three routes, a 20km fun ride, a ...

Arbor – Moment of the Day Winners

In Winterfest 2014 by Andrew

The Arbour Photo Comp has been running through the JBay Winter Fest. Each day we give away a prize to whoever manages to capture a moment that illustrates the essence of the festival with the #JBayWinterFest hashtag. To date we've given away an Arbor Mission Walnut skateboard, an Arbor Timeless skateboard, 4 pairs of Oakley sunglasses, 2 R2000 vouchers for ...

Big Surf Predicted For The JBay Winterfest Final Weekend

In Winterfest 2014 by Andrew

Great waves forecast for JBay © Deon Lategan With just eight hours of surfing left to run in the JBay Open ASP surfing event, the contest organisers are rubbing their hands in delight at the giant waves forecast for the weekend. Saturday promises to be one of those rare big and perfect days at Supertubes, and Sunday looks to be …

Butch James Wins The Oakley X-Over Challenge 2014

In Winterfest 2014 by Andrew

© Kolesky/Nikon/Lexar In an exciting finish to the inaugural Oakley X-Over Challenge, Butch James came out on top, after dominating all three disciplines in this exhilarating cross-over event. Butch was strong in the Mountain Biking race and the Golf tournament, and an impressive finish in the surf event final clinched him the overall lead. "What an unbelievable event and thanks ...

Oakley X Over Surfing Results

In Winterfest 2014 by Andrew

Lower Point is arguably one of the most user-friendly and consistent waves in the Eastern Cape. Competent surfers may refer to it as ‘an easy wave,’ don’t be fooled though, while often overshadowed by it’s more famous neighbour, Supertubes (where the world’s best are currently battling it out for the JBay Open title), it can produce some serious power. Depending on ...

Oakley X Over Challenge Golf Results

In Winterfest 2014 by Andrew

After the  morning's mountain bike action, Oakley's athletes made their way across to the St Francis Links. Oakley surfer Jordy Smith joined the crew for an afternoon of golf. One athlete who was looking forward to the golf event was professional golfer Ruan de Smidt. De Smidt had a very tough time on the mountain bike event where he finished last. “I ...

Thrills and Spills On Opening Day Of The Oakley X-Over Challenge

In Winterfest 2014 by Andrew

It was an excited group of athletes and celebrities who gathered at the Fountains Mall for the start of the inaugural Oakley X-Over Challenge – #OakleyXOVER – a multi-discipline event forming part of the JBay Winterfest. The first event of the three-discipline cross-over challenge was a 21-kilometre mountain bike race through the seldom-explored Jeffreys Bay hinterland. The route took the athletes …

Oakley X Over Challenge Mountain Bike Results

In Winterfest 2014 by Andrew

Oakley X Over Mountain Bike Results (position indicates number of points): 1) Greg Minnaar @GregMinnaar 2) Kevin Evans @kevinevansracin 3) Raynard Tissink @RAYTISSINK 4) Ryan Sandes @ryansandes 5) Butch James @butch_james 6) John Smit @JohnSmit123 7) Ryan O’Connor @RyanOConnorSA 8) Garreth ‘Soldier Boy’ McLellan @SoldierboyInc 9) David Miller @DavidMillerSA12 *10) Bob Skinstad @BobSkinstad 11) Ruan De Smidt @ruandesmidt 12) Jordy Smith @jordysmith88 * – Indicates holder of the hidden idol – divides ...