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All Set For JBay Winterfest 2017

In Cold Water Swim Classic, Corona Open JBay, Downhill Sokkie Jol, Events, Featured, Fishing Competition, J Bay Wind Farm MTB Classic, J Bay X Trail Run, JBay Funduro, JBay Loggers Classic, JBU Supertrial, Kite Festival, Latest News, Oakley X-Over Challenge by Kev

JBay – Everything is in place for the 2017 JBay Winterfest to commence, and the locals are prepared for the influx of visitors, as well as athletes in all of the myriad of events. While the official opening day of the festival is Wednesday 12 July, there will be a Paddle Out in honour of wetsuit pioneer Jack O’Neill on Mondaymorning. For …

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Jack O’Neill Memorial Paddle Out In JBay To Honour Legendary Waterman

In Corona Open JBay, Events, Featured, JBay Loggers Classic, JBU Supertrial, Latest News, Oakley X-Over Challenge by Craig Jarvis

JBay – On Monday 10th July 2017, O’Neill would like to invite everyone to join a paddle out in celebration of Jack O’Neill’s life and adventures. From Santa Cruz to Jeffrey’s, O’Neill will honour the legacy of Jack O’Neill with numerous paddle outs worldwide on Sunday July 9th and Monday the 10th.  For the South Africa edition, those wishing to pay tributes to …

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Surfing, Mountain Biking and Trail Running At The JBay Winterfest

In Corona Open JBay, Featured, J Bay Wind Farm MTB Classic, J Bay X Trail Run, JBay Loggers Classic, JBU Supertrial, Latest News, Media by Craig Jarvis

JBay – At the heart of the JBay Winterfest is the sport of surfing. The JBU Supertrial powered by Monster Energy is behind us, and we have the JBay Loggers Classic and the Corona Open JBay still to come. The JBay Loggers Classic sees a return to old school, with the 9’2 and above single-fins the only accepted craft in this tournament, and it promises …

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Quick Facts – The World Surf League’s Championship Tour

In Corona Open JBay, Featured, JBU Supertrial, Latest News, Media by Craig Jarvis

The Corona Open JBay is the 6th stop on the World Surfing Leagues’ Championship Tour, and marks half way of the professional tour surfers’ yearlong campaign. The Championship Tour consists of 34 surfers, who will be joined by two event wildcards at each event. In JBay one of these wild cards is Dale Staples, the winner of the JBU Supertrial …

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An Interview With Spike From Wavescape

In Corona Open JBay, Events, Featured, JBU Supertrial, Latest News, Media, Oakley X-Over Challenge by Craig Jarvis

We chat to the JBU Supertrial swell forecaster and soothsayer Spike from www.wavescape.co.za How difficult is it to forecast swell for JBay? It can be a bit stressful when you’re not forecasting for your mates or yourself. However, it’s quite a straight forward equation when it comes to the swell direction and swell period needed for it to turn on …

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Dale Staples Wins The 2017 JBU Supertrial Powered By Monster Energy

In Corona Open JBay, Events, Featured, JBU Supertrial, Latest News by Kev

Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay – In firing surf at Supertubes, Dale Staples from St Francis Bay won the 2017 edition of the JBU Supertrial by powering through some of the biggest and deepest barrels of the day. Staples was in rhythm with the ocean from the start, picking up all the best waves on his route to the final. It was a cold …

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The 2017 JBU Supertrial Powered By Monster Energy Is On!

In Events, Featured, JBU Supertrial, Latest News, Media by Craig Jarvis

Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay. The JBU Supertrial Powered By Monster Energy is set for a 9am start down at Supertubes in Jeffreys Bay. The waves are pouring through and the decision was made to go at 9am. “The waves are big, there are non-stop sets and we’re going to get the show on the road,” said contest organiser Koffie Jacobs. “There is …

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Large Surf Forecast For JBU Supertrial – Powered by Monster Energy

In Events, Featured, JBU Supertrial, Latest News, Media by Craig Jarvis

Supertubes, JBay – There is a powerful swell heading for JBay, and the contest organisers of the JBU Supertrial Powered By Monster Energy are ready to go with their event. The huge storm heading for Cape Town mid-week will transform into big storm surf in JBay later in the week, and will result in challenging conditions for the competition. There are …

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Behind the scenes at…The Local Contingent at the JBU Supertrial powered by Monster Energy

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As we get ready for the JBU Supertrial powered by Monster Energy, with all sorts of radical and at-times scary forecasts, let’s have a quick look at who is going to be representing from the local community at this event. Dale Staples comes from St Francis Bay, but he’s close enough and in the water often enough at Supers for …