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Mayor Elza van Lingen’s Opening & Welcome speech at the Corona Open JBay

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

Opening & Welcome – Corona Open JBay – 11 July 2017 By Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen   Programme Director, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Good afternoon.   It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Kouga in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, for the 2017 edition of the Corona Open JBay.   The Corona Open is the only …

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Behind the scenes at…Mick Fanning, Victory and Sharks!

In Featured, Latest News, Media by Craig Jarvis

One of the most winningest surfers in JBay over the years has been Australian, Mick Fanning. The three times world champion is one of the fastest surfers on the planet, and his fast, down-the-line style is perfectly suited to the long, winding walls of Supertubes when the waves are good. In 2002, when Fanning secured his first win at Supertubes, …

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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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JBay Loggers Classic Presented By Vodacom4U Welcomes Prominent International Competitors

In Featured, JBay Loggers Classic, Latest News, Media by Craig Jarvis

Lower Point, JBay – The inaugural JBay Loggers Classic is fast gaining momentum, and looks to be a popular addition to the JBay Winterfest 2017. There has been international interest in the contest, with a couple of high profile surfers entered into the tournament. A logging competition has a few set-in-stone commandments, which makes it different from normal longboarding contests. They …

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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 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 …