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Jeffreys Bay, home to the planet’s best right-hand point break, Supertubes, host to South Africa’s most prestigious surfing events and wet-dream to every surfer worth their weight in salt. JBay is globally renowned for its world class waves and prominence in the international surfing community.
In 2013 the town of Jefferys Bay launched the inaugural JBay Winter Fest, an extreme sports festival with a basic principal for all athletes and disciplines – Back to Core.
Back to Core champions the primary motivation in each one of us, the impulse that made us first paddled out into surf, why we kept paddling. It’s that initial spark, that infectious enthusiasm that makes us love adventure sport with immaculate joy. Back to Core embodies the belief that our inclination to chase our passion runs deep, and in a bustling world, there’s still space to celebrate the things that bring us fundamental exhilaration.
This year sees the festival return with more events, more athletes and the return of the Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) Event.
For ten days over winter, the JBay Winter Fest highlights the culture of Jeffreys Bay with a rush of extreme sports, endurance events and some of South Africa’s biggest bands. From 10-20 July 2014 J-Bay will be sensational.
Supertubes Surfing Foundation Page
The Supertubes Surfing Foundation is a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Section 21 Company that has preserved the waves and beaches and propagated and rescued the indigenous flora of Jeffreys Bay since 1999. It is a joint venture between the surf clubs and the surfing industry in the town.
The Supertubes Surfing Foundation and Enviroman will manage the JBay Winter Festival, green initiatives and waste recycling management at all the events.