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J-bay is probably Africas most famous surf spot. The J-Bay area has a stunning amout of surf, good swell and an active surfing population. Fame brings crowds - but don't let that put you off - this is the real-thing
One such event is the Billabong Pro, where local and international surfers converge in the ultimate challenge, which is the halfway point of the ASP World Tour, to rank the world’s number one male surfing champion. Be sure to visit the Shell Museum to experience some of the magnificent diversity gleaned from the South African coastline. Jeffrey's Bay provides travellers with an ideal based from which to explore the enchanting east coast of South Africa.
Day trips t
o addo elephant park ,Tsitsikamma forest, Nature’s Valley, and the seaside towns of Plettenberg Bay and Knysna
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|Surf Spots (25)||Quality||Direction||Type||Frequ||Experience|
|Albatross||- / -||Right||Sand-bar||All surfers|
|Anne Avenue (St Francis Bay)||1 / -||Right and left||Beach-break||Experienced surfers|
|Boneyards||1 / -||Right and left||Point-break||Experienced surfers|
|Boulders||- / -||Left||Point-break||All surfers|
|Bruce's Beauties||10 / -||Right||Point-break||Experienced surfers|
|Cape Saint Francis||5 / -||Right||Point-break||All surfers|
|Claptons||- / -||Right||Reef-rocky||Experienced surfers|
|Ducks||1 / -||Right and left||Reef-rocky||Experienced surfers|
|El Dumpo||- / -||Right and left||Sand-bar||All surfers|
|Hullets Reef||1 / -||Right and left||Reef-rocky||Experienced surfers|
|Impossibles||4 / -||Right||Point-break||Experienced surfers|
|Killers||1 / -||Right||Reef-rocky||Pros or kamikaze only...|
|Kitchen windows||2 / -||Right and left||Reef-rocky||All surfers|
|Kromme Rivermouth||- / -||Right and left||Beach-break||All surfers|
|Leftovers||1 / -||Right and left||Reef-rocky||Experienced surfers|
|Magna Tubes||2 / -||Right||Reef-rocky||Experienced surfers|
|Nik's Secret||- / -||Right and left||Beach-break||All surfers|
|Oyster Bay||- / -||Right and left||Sand-bar||All surfers|
|Paradise||- / -||Left||Beach-break||Pros or kamikaze only...|
|Phantoms||- / -||Right||Reef-rocky||Experienced surfers|
|Salad Bowls||1 / -||Right||Point-break||Experienced surfers|
|Seal Point||3 / -||Right||Point-break||Experienced surfers|
|Sixty Nines||- / -||Right and left||Reef-rocky||Experienced surfers|
|Supertubes (J-Bay)||35 / -||Right||Point-break||Experienced surfers|
|The Point||4 / -||Right||Point-break||All surfers|
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By marco , 08-08-2009
- Just came back from JBay and found very nice people in the water. The first day I surfed, a local surfer show me the channel to go in and out, better know it if you don't wanna be stuck on sharping mussels rocks..
This place is cool in comparaison with other top spots I ve been. I live on Reunion Island and surfers are not so friendly in St Leu for example. Any way, if you are cool in the water it s most likely that locals will be. Great wave, great scenery and great people in Jbay. Go to wax cafe for great food.
By twiggs , 05-05-2009
Still cooking - J Bay is still cooking. 4-8ft waves have been coming thru every day for almost 2 weeks.
Also Aloha Afrika Backpackers is the place to stay.
Been getting some sick photos.
By Anonymous , 21-01-2008
helpfull advice needed - hey i was born in SA but moved to canada when i was a kid and now im finnaly going back after 11 yrs.my question is where is a good place to go bodyboarding in jbay.lately ive been goin back and forth to newport beach cali AKA the wedge and that surf is sick.also whats the swell like this time of year,ill be heading there in feb for 6 weeks and hoping its huge.so if there is a place like wedge in jbay please ct me back and let me know.
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