Jeffreys Bay – There will be an auction of sports memorabilia and sports equipment at The Jolly Dolphin on the evening of Friday 10th. The auction will take place just prior to the Oakley X-Over prize giving at the same location.
The athletes competing in the Oakley X-Over, as well as Oakley South Africa, have managed to secure some amazing items to be auctioned, and the Supertubes Surfing Foundation will benefit greatly from their efforts.
The items include:
- A Trek Superfly FS6 Mountain Bike (valued at R30k).
- An authentic current rugby players’ jersey, framed and signed by the current Springbok squad.
- A new surfboard, signed by all the X-Over athletes
- 2 x rugby balls, signed by all the X-Over athletes
- 2 x surf rash vests from this year’s X-Over, signed by all athletes
- 2 x MTB top from this year’s X-Over, signed by all the athletes.
The auction is open to the public, and all are invited to attend and participate for this good cause.
The Supertubes Surfing Foundation was founded some 15 years ago by the JBU to maintain the beaches and protect the last remaining sand dunes along the Supertubes beachfront. The JBU then invited the other surf clubs in JBay to join the foundation.
Some of their earlier efforts included the removal of 4 tons of glass and litter, and the planting of 3000 aloes. The Point Garden was also started, and the Indigenous Plant Rescue Centre is situated in the park and the Foundation’s operations take place there.
Maintenance is now one of the huge tasks of the Foundation from mowing the lawn in the Supertubes Park, Point and Lower Point, maintenance of the various gardens and beach breaks to the upkeep of the boardwalks.
The Supertubes Surfing Foundation only does what it does because of the vision of those surfers all those years ago. The Supertubes Surfing Foundation is also the driving force behind the JBay WinterFest, which takes place in the town during July each year.