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Mudfest of a Funduro

In Winterfest 2015 by Kev

Now in its third year, Slake Adventures once again hosted the JBay Winterfest Funduro. Torrential downpours the night before had mad the course muddy and slippery. Ideal for enduro motorbike riding then. Much of the 15-kilometre route featured tight bush singletrack tunnels and both flat and technical sections which offered something for all levels of riders. In addition there was the ‘Slake Pit’ …

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Thrills and spills at Core Sokkie Joll

In Winterfest 2015 by Kev

Local favourite Tyron Coetzee takes out the win. The third edition of the Core Sokkie Joll presented by Sector 9 went down in torrential conditions at the Die Vrieskas Blue Water Estate. After a day of epic action, Tyron Coetzee was not only the fastest, but the best men on the course. “It was very interesting coming up here yesterday to help out …

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Billabong Junior Winners

In Winterfest 2015 by Kev

Eithan Osborne “This is my first time in South Africa and the kids here surf really good. I’m just surprised I made it just far,” Nicole Pallet “The conditions were tricky in the final, but there were a couple of sets,” she said. “I enjoyed the man-on-man format,” she commented on the first time she has competed in this format. …

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Fishing Skins contest

In Winterfest 2015 by Kev

Small surf and water discoloured from the previous day’s southeasterly greeted anglers down at Kabeljous hub for the Fishing Skins contest. The early hours proved slow, but the notable catches that did come out were, as to be expected for the tide (low) and conditions, were cob. There was a brisk northwesterly early on, which strengthened during skin two and three, but …

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A big day for the Brazilians in Round Four

In Winterfest 2015 by Kev

A resurgent Gabriel Medina continued his form today to win the much-touted ‘super heat (and with 11-time world champ Kelly Slater and defending event-champ Mick Fanning. If not a high-scoring affair, it had its moments with flashes of brilliance in a ding-dong battle between Medina and Slater. Both are due for a big result and it showed. It was a …

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“Our boytjies did us proud!”

In Winterfest 2015 by Administrator W

“Our boytjies did us proud!” This sentiment and words were rife after the performance of the two local wild card surfers participating in Round 2 of the JBay Open, part of the Samsung Galaxy championship tour (CT) of the World Surf League (WSL). A home made banner hanging from one of the camera platforms along the lower dunes of Supers, …