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, beating Dale Steyn and Greg Minnaar into second and third place.
Then it was into the X Over Golf Tournament, that took place at the Links Golf Course. This was won by Ruan De Smidt from Butch James, and Garreth McLellan. When the final tally was all added up, the eventual winner of the 2017 Oakley X Over was none other than the Downhill Mountain Bike World Champ Greg Minnaar. Butch James was runner up, with John Smit in third position, and the Australian Tom Whitaker in fourth.
Alongside the Loggers, there was an amazing Kite Festival going down, with a variety of incredible kites being gusted by the fresh southwesterly winds. The Kite Festival will continue tomorrow. Saturday will also see the start of the Endurade JBay X Trail Run, and the JBay Windfarm MTB Classic take place.
More information on the JBay Winterfest can be found at www.jbaywinterfest.com
Co-sponsors of the festival include Oakley, Kouga Municipality, Vodacom4U and First Choice.
The event hash tag is #jbaywinterfest
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For JBay Winterfest information contact
t. 083 549 6795
t. 082 376 4443