Surfing, Jeffreys Bay

Jeffreys Bay is one of the five most famous surfing destinations (no.2 on one “best in the world” surfing list) in the world and hosts the annual World Surf League (WSL) surfing event at Super Tubes during July. Spectators and professional surfers from all over the world flock to this event.

Source: Wikipedia

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Best right hand surf break in the world

The Jeffreys Bay Surf Break

A very long, fast, tubing right hand point break breaks along the west side of the bay. The break is regarded as one of the best right hand point breaks in the entire world, in both consistency and quality, in season. It has been divided up into several sections, including, from the top of the point, Kitchen WindowsMagna tubesBoneyardsSupertubesImpossiblesTubesthe Point, and Albatross. “Supertubes”, which itself breaks for about 300m or more, is regarded as the best part of the wave. On rare occasions (large wave sizes, wide-breaking waves, and even swells), Boneyards can link up all the way to the Point for a ride over one kilometre long. Optimal size is considered to be from about 4 to 10 feet (Hawaiian scale), or about 8 to 20 feet wave faces.

The initial discovery and promotion of the wave is curious. Another nearby right hand point wave at St. Francis Bay was first idolised and promoted in the surf movie The Endless Summer in the 1960s (although both Jeffreys Bay and St. Francis Bay were probably surfed much earlier). Surfers who travelled to the area soon stumbled upon the nearby Jeffreys Bay surf break, which was found to be not only a faster, more powerful, and hollower wave, but also much more consistent.

The J-Bay surf village is situated at the top of Da Gama Road. It provides a large collection of the best surf goods, clothing and more in conveniently arranged shops.

Contributions: Openwaterpedia, Jeffrey’s Bay Online

 

Accommodation

The Supertubes Guest House in Jeffrey’s Bay is perfectly located, overlooking the famous Supertubes Beach. We offer Standard and Luxury Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in the Guest House; a Self-Catering Guest House with 3 rooms ideal for the family; and 3 Self-Catering Suites, each with a private balcony (Khaya Zinza).

Activities

The town itself bustles in season with tourists from all over the globe. Coffee shops, restaurants and surf shops, even a surf museum are frequented by the holiday crowd. An exciting, holiday “vibe” follows you around as the perfect surf challenges you to enter its rewarding waters. The local population is in the few 1000s and thrives on the tourism and surfing industry Jeffrey’s Bay is globally renowned for. Many activities can be arranged from the Supertubes Guest House, adventure filled day trips to surf lessons are available.

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