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JBay Winterfest – Another Day Of Excellent Surf, Alongside Some Music And Golf

In Events, Featured, JBay Loggers Classic, Kite Festival, Latest News, Oakley X-Over Challenge by Kev

It was a big day at the JBay Winterfest today, as a multitude of events either concluded or commenced in and around JBay. The Oakley X Over powered by Sharp decided to move their surf event down to Kitchen Windows, and the contest was won by Australian wildcard Tom Whitaker. He put on an innovative display in the Kitchen Windows surf, …

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Filipe Toledo Wins Corona Open JBay, and the Oakley X Over Begins

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

Supertubes in JBay was as good as it gets for the final of the Corona Open Jbay this morning. In six to eight-foot walls, the Brazilian surfer Filipe Toledo defeated Portuguese giant-killer Frederico Morais with a heat total of 18 points out of 20. “JBay is always a contest that’s been my dream to win,” said Toledo. “To surf perfect …

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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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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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Behind the scenes at…The Oakley X-Over powered by Sharp Mountain Bike Event

In Events, Featured, Latest News, Media, Oakley X-Over Challenge by Craig Jarvis

This has some of the funniest moments in the Oakley X Over, as well as some of the heaviest. While the general public might think that mountain bike riding should be a cinch for our countries’ top sportsmen, it is actually quite challenging as well as dangerous. Who could forget Australian wild card Tom Whitaker’s heavy slam during this event …

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Behind the scenes at…The Oakley X-Over Golf Event

In Events, Featured, Latest News, Oakley X-Over Challenge by Craig Jarvis

It doesn’t seem that taxing on the outside, but a round of golf to a non-golfer can be a real challenge thing. Difficult, frustrating and at times exhausting, some hardened athletes have faltered at the green. Ryan Sandes, for one, can run ultra marathons with ease across incredible distances, but when required to hit a little ball a few hundred …

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Behind the scenes at…The Oakley X-Over Surf Event

In Events, Featured, Latest News, Oakley X-Over Challenge by Craig Jarvis

The majority of contestants in the Oakley X-Over event are from land-based professional sports. These sports, like rugby, running, MMA, mountain biking and golfing, to name a few, are worlds apart from the sport of surfing. There are only two surfers in the Oakley X-Over and they are Jordy Smith and Australian wildcard, Tom Whitaker. That’s not to say that …