sport

JBay Winterfest Presented By Woodlands Dairy

User Rating: 0 / 5

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive
 

OakleyXOverCrew

The JBay Winterfest is returning to the town of Jeffreys Bay, and is set to grow this year, as it has done over the last few years. This year sees some new events and some additions to older events, and the lineup looks fresh and exciting.

The JBay Winterfest is anchored by the JBay Open, stop number 6 on the World Surf League’s Championship Tour. Surfers like multiple event winner South African Jordy Smith, 11 times world champion Kelly Slater from America, and current world champion Adriano de Souza from Brazil will all be competing amongst the excellent waves of Supertubes.

Prior to this event is the JBU Supertrial presented by RVCA, a trials event for the wildcard slot into the JBay Open. The winner of the JBU Supertrial gets an automatic entry into the main event, is guaranteed points and prizemoney, as well as the possibility of a giant leapfrog into a career as a professional surfer.

The new surfing tournament at the JBay Winterfest is the Quiksilver Junior JBay Pro and the Roxy Junior JBay Pro. These will take place at Magnatubes, another prime wave in the area, and walking distance from Supertubes. These contests are the first event in the Quiksilver Junior Pro / Roxy Junior Pro series 2016.

Other events include:

The JBay Mountain Bike Open, with tracks that go through the Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm as well as the Impala Ranch, and will feature 40km, 60km and 85km routes.

The JBay X Trail run is a three-stage trail run, including an exciting night run, with all three legs totalling just over 60kms. Runners can enter all three events, or individual legs. There is also a 5km 'fun' night trail run, suitable for familes and friends and first time trail runners.

The Oakley X-Over presented by Seartec is a cross-over celebrity competition, with mountain biking, golf and surfing as the three sporting categories. Celebrities such as Bob Skinstad, Butch James, John Smit, Jordy Smith and Garreth McClellan will be in attendance, along with new faces Jean de Villiers, Gugu Zulu, Schalk Burger and Giniel De Villiers. This popular event is a highlight of the Winterfest.

The festival is further amplified by a number of associated events including a Skins Fishing Competition, a Funduro, a Cold-Water Swim Classic and a Kite Festival.

There is also a Winter Music Festival at the Jolly Dolphin featuring the country’s top acts like PHFAT and Jack Parow as well as international DJ duo Cut Snake in attendance. 

The JBay Winterfest takes place from 6 – 17 July 2016.

More details at www.jbaywinterfest.com

Subscribe

Get the latest news delivered to you by email. Subscribe now for great offers.

facebook-icontwitter-iconrss-icon

More News

  • Baroque 2000 - 20th Anniversary performance
    Baroque 2000 celebrates 20th Anniversary at Mariannhill Monastery

    Baroque 2000 is celebrating its twentieth anniversary with a concert at the Church of the Monastery Mariannhill (Pinetown, KZN), on Sunday 8 October at 3pm.

    Read More
  • Dear South Africans: A Mother’s Plea on Heritage Day

    As I sweep the floor of a house I am about to leave, I reflect on what it means to be a rainbow nation and a mother – there is no condemnation from a newborn babe – he or she doesn’t care whether you are black, white, pink or purple – we are

    Read More
  • 1
  • 2

Goingplacessa-logo

Going Places South Africa is your number one destination for all the best entertainment information on theatre, movies, dining, music and entertainment.
Do you live in Durban, Cape Town or Johannesburg and have no idea what to do or where to go? Are you a tourist in South Africa or intending to visit the country? GoingPlacesSA.com is your number one portal to entertainment and leisure in South Africa. Reviews on all the latest movies to open on South African screens; Gisele Turner's Green Kitchen Report is a MUST for vegetarians visiting Durban; theatre reviews and articles on Durban entertainment; and an updated event guide for information on events country-wide. Going Places provides information primarily on entertainment in Durban, but as we expand so will our base of information on movies, theatre, dining, motoring, music, happenings and of course - interviews with visiting stars, film-makers and more.