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JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA – Next Five Invited Surfers Named

In Winterfest 2014 by Kev

Jeffreys Bay – The next 5 surfers invited to compete in the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA have been announced, and they are a mix of experience, talent and Supertubes know-how. The JBU Supertrial is always a hotly-contested event, throwing out a wildcard into the JBay Open as first prize. The invite-only format of this tournament sees some very talented South African surfers …

JBay Winterfest Wrap Up

In Winterfest 2014 by Administrator W

The final day of the JBay Winterfest 2014 saw the Flamingo Trail Run take place on a cool Sunday afternoon. The midday start at Supertubes coincided with the low tide so that contestants would have the benefit of the hard sand. There were three divisions, the 2km youngsters run, the 12km run (beach, bush and riverside terrain) and the 28km …

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Flamingo Trail Run

In Winterfest 2014 by Administrator W

The race: 2km – youngsters run from Supers looping at Point break 12km – run on beach, bush and riverside terrain 30km – run on beach and farmland terrain Route: All routes start at Supers surf break 2km – loop to Point break 12km – towards Kabbeljous estuary, into reserve around the estuary and finish back at Supers 30km – …

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 ...