Jeffreys Bay

GALLERY: Endurade JBayX Trail Run Series

GALLERY: Endurade JBayX Trail Run Series

16/07/2018, Jeffreys Bay, Multi Sports, J-Bay Open , Article # 27291545
JBay Winterfest Skins Fishing Competition – All The Winners

JBay Winterfest Skins Fishing Competition – All The Winners

16/07/2018, Jeffreys Bay, Multi Sports, J-Bay Open , Article # 27291312

The 2018 edition of the JBay Winterfest Skins Fishing Competition was a resounding success, with good catches all day. It was a hard one to judge and tally, but at the end of the day everyone was a winner.

All the results

Skins Hour 1: Darren Goose – White Musselcracker 50cm

Skins Hour 2: Nella – Kob 68cm

Skins Hour 3: Rudi vd Merwe – Baardman 62cm

Skins Hour 4: Jardi Hurter – Kob 72cm

Skins Hour 5: Balle Coertze – Kob 87cm

Skins Hour 6: Donovan Pautz – Kob 60cm

 

Penn Power Hour ( Hour 5 )

Balle Coertze

Nico Bernard

Tian

Chris Grouws

Liwan Welgemoed

 

Most Points

Men:

  1. Balle Coertze
  2. Ferdie Botha
  3. Jardi Hurter

 

 

 

Ladies:

  1. Martina Gouws
  2. 2. Hellen Porgieter

 

U16: – also for best development

1. Winslow

 

Most Number of Fish – Fredie Botha

Most Species – Ivan De Lange

Top Development – Winslow

Hard Luck Prize – Balle Coertze

 

Biggest Species

  1. Balle Coerze
  2. Darren Goosen
  3. Duvan Van Breda
  4. Winslow
  5. Edwin Harper
  6. Darian Keeton

 

 

Biggest of all Species R10.000.00 Prize

Sponsored by The Bay Past Co. and Algoa Nissan

Liwan Welgemoed with a Pajama Shark 95cm



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Endurade JBay X Trail Run Series Results

Endurade JBay X Trail Run Series Results

15/07/2018, Jeffreys Bay, Multi Sports, J-Bay Open , Article # 27290981

Endurade JBay X Trail Run Series

Endurade JBay X Trail Run Series was an exciting stage race, with three stages happening over two days. An ealy 7am start, followed by a 7pm start the same day, and finally a 7am start the second day to finish off the series. There was cold weather, tough and grueling, with sand, rain, wind and cold for all the stages. There were no short cuts out there on the trails.

© Kody McGregor

Series Results.

Series winner’s female.

  1. Tracey Campbell
  2. Kerry Ann Currie
  3. Arinda Pritchard

© Kody McGregor

Series winner’s male.

  1. Mvuyisi Gcogco
  2. Obey Mtetwa
  3. Mark Murray

© Kody McGregor

Full Series results and times here:

https://www.webscorer.com/seriesresult?seriesid=144039

 

5km Trail Run Results

5km Trail Run winner’s female

  1. Ané Melville

© Kody McGregor

5 km Trail Run Winner’s male

  1. Kobus and Casper Strydom (tie)

© Kody McGregor

Full 5km Trail Run results and times here:

 

10 Km Trail Run Results:

10 Km Trail Run winner’s female.

  1. Beatie Groblet
  2. Fransa Oelofse
  3. Andrea Bakker

© Kody McGregor

10 km Trail Run male.

  1. Valentino Verwey
  2. Juan Cordier
  3. Michael Marais

© Kody Mcgregor

Full 10km Trail Run results here: https://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=144096

 

20km Trail Run Results

20km Trail Run winner’s female

  1. Bonnie Currin
  2. Danel Steenkamp
  3. Estee Cockcroft

© Kody McGregor

20km Trail Run winner’s male

  1. Pieter Swanepoel
  2. Johnson Jumba
  3. Jurie Van Dyk

© Kody McGregor

Full 20 km Trail Run results here:

https://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=144114

 



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Declan Sidey and Yolande de Villiers overcome challenging conditions to win JBay Wind Farm MTB Class

Declan Sidey and Yolande de Villiers overcome challenging conditions to win JBay Wind Farm MTB Class

15/07/2018, Jeffreys Bay, Multi Sports, J-Bay Open , Article # 27288709

Declan Sidey and Yolande de Villiers overcome challenging conditions to win JBay Wind Farm MTB Classic

JEFFREYS BAY, EASTERN CAPE – The sixth edition of the JBay Wind Farm MTB Classic took place on Saturday 14 July. Riders of all ages and skill levels braved wet and chilly conditions to tackle the finest trails around the Eastern Cape holiday town of Jeffreys Bay.

The event, which forms part of the JBay Winterfest, offered three distances a 25km fun ride, 50km marathon and the gruelling 85km ultra marathon. At the sharp end of the ultra marathon, Declan Sidey from Team Mad Macs p/b hazz out of Stellenbosch was the convincing winner.

“The bunch stayed together for the first 15 kilometres,” Sidey commented afterward. “Max (Sullivan) was feeling ill, so even though our plan was to try finish one/two, he told me to go.” Sullivan had finished second in 2017 and was eager to repeat the feat or go one better, this time with his team mate.

According to Sidey, he put in a big attack to see who else had good legs on the day, but no-one was able to stay with him. “In this kind of weather it’s better to be up-front anyway and be able to dictate your own lines,” he said, explaining that the torrential rain made for challenging conditions but the trails rode superb none-the-less. “Anyone who finished the race will really feel a sense of accomplishment; it definitely wasn’t easy out there.”

Sidey’s 60-odd kay solo effort was valiantly chased by a duo of Jasons from East London – 2017 defending champion Jason Reed and good friend Jason Peach. The two worked well together but were unable to bring Sidey back, who eventually crossed the line in a time of 03:34:22 to claim the R11 000 first prize. Reed came in second (03:42:42), with Peach in third right behind him. (3:42:43)

The ultra ran on the much the same route as 2017 when it underwent a complete redesign. It did however feature a few new sections of singletrack as well as route designer Arthur Joubert’s trademark wooden bridges.

In the women’s race Yolande de Villiers rode a spectacular race to complete her hat trick, finishing sixth overall in the 85km, in a time of 03:59:51. She also collected the R11 000 first prize for her day in the rain, with Anriëtte Schoeman in second and Shauna Esmeyer rounding out the podium. “It was hectic out there,” commented a visibly exhausted De Villiers after the finish. “It was cold and muddy but I still had a lot of fun! The new bits of singletrack and bridges were really awesome,” she said.

While the racing snakes were battling it out at the sharp end, a record field for the event braved the torrential downpours to ride the only one-day event of its kind to traverse a wind farm.

“We have been a part of this event for four years now and are really proud of the association,” commented Mark Pickering, Managing Director of the Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm, who himself took on the weather. “The race has gone from strength to strength and it was really encouraging to see a record field despite the conditions,” he concluded.

Full results for all the routes are available at www.mountainevents.co.za

A gallery of action images from Kody McGregor can be seen here http://www.jbaywinterfest.com/gallery-jbay-windfarm-mtb-classic-all-photos-kody-mcgregor/

RESULTS

85km

Men

© Kody McGregor

Declan Sidey

Jason Reed

Jason Peach

 

Women

© Kody McGregor

Yolande de Villiers

Anriëtte Schoeman

Shauna Esmeyer

 

50km

Men

© Kody McGregor

Ceejay Bosman

Ryno Gerber

Gerrit Rautenbach

 

Women

© Kody McGregor

Mischka Strydom

Ashley Mayhead

Riette Doubell



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GALLERY: JBay Windfarm MTB Classic – all photos © Kody McGregor

GALLERY: JBay Windfarm MTB Classic – all photos © Kody McGregor

15/07/2018, Jeffreys Bay, Multi Sports, J-Bay Open , Article # 27288632
GALLERY: Corona Sunset Sessions, with Crosscurrent and aKing

GALLERY: Corona Sunset Sessions, with Crosscurrent and aKing

15/07/2018, Jeffreys Bay, Multi Sports, J-Bay Open , Article # 27282672

aKing © Kody McGregor

aKing © Kody McGregor

aKing © Kody McGregor

aKing © Kody McGregor

Crosscurrent © Kody McGregor

Crosscurrent © Kody McGregor

Crosscurrent © Kody McGregor

Crosscurrent © Kody McGregor



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GALLERY – Endurade JBay X Trail Run, Stage One

GALLERY – Endurade JBay X Trail Run, Stage One

15/07/2018, Jeffreys Bay, Multi Sports, J-Bay Open , Article # 27282378

Stage one of the Endurade JBay X Trail Run took place today in the cold and the wet and it was an exciting, chilly and challenging run for all those that entered.

Mvuyisi Gcogco – last year’s overall winner in the Men’s division came in first to take stage one today.

Tracey Campbell, who finished second overall in 2017, took the first spot in the Ladies division.

More results to follow



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GALLERY – JBay Winterfest Skins Fishing Competition

GALLERY – JBay Winterfest Skins Fishing Competition

14/07/2018, Jeffreys Bay, Multi Sports, J-Bay Open , Article # 27281940

The JBay Winterfest Skins Fishing Competition was a great success, with good catches throughout the day. Here is a selection of some great moments from the competition.

Daniel Dickensen with a 35cm Baardman

Darian Keaton – St Joseph fish

Darren – 50cm Cracker

Duvan – 52cm Steenie

Francios Jansen – 53cm Biscuit

Gareth Brown

Helen Potgieter with a 59cm specimen

Jean Cilliers – 34cm Blacktail

Morne van As – 93cm Spearnose

Ivan – 32 cm Blacktail

Nella Nel

R van der Merwe – 46 cm Skate

Rudi Van Der Merwe 62cm

Shaun Taljaard 55cm

Elf 36cm

Simone Harper – 55cm Biscuit

Walter – 34.5cm Blacktail

Winslo – 35 cm



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JBay Winterfest: Steph Gilmore Wins Corona JBay Open

JBay Winterfest: Steph Gilmore Wins Corona JBay Open

14/07/2018, Jeffreys Bay, Multi Sports, J-Bay Open , Article # 27273757

Steph Gilmore Wins Corona Open JBay

 

The girls own it at perfect Supers.

 

Stephanie Gilmore  won the Corona Open J-Bay in pumping four-to-six foot conditions at Supertubes. In a marathon day of competition, Gilmore took down Lakey Peterson in the Final, Tatiana Weston-Webb in the Semifinals, and a spirited Bronte Macaulay in the Quarterfinals to take the win at the women’s first CT hosted at Jeffreys Bay in almost 20 years.

The win by Gilmore sees her go to Number 1 position on the Jeep Leaderboard with Peterson slipping to number 2.

 

Steph Gilmore © Kody McGregor

South African surfer Bianca Buitendag made the Semifinals and placed equal 3rd overall, going down to Lakey Peterson in Semifinal 1. It was an inspired performance from the injured Buitendag who earlier in the day knocked out Hawaiian’s Coco Ho and 3 time WSL Champion Carissa Moore.

It was yet another unbelievable start to the last day of competition at the Corona Open JBay women’s event, as perfect six-foot sets simply poured through from first light, and the contestants scurried over the rocks.

In a fierce final it was an incredibly on-form Lakey Peterson against the style-master Steph Gilmore, and the word on the street and in the VIP area, the athlete area, Casa Corona Bar and in the cheap seats was that it was her event to lose. Putting money on Lakey would have been an easy thing to do. Steph however, was holding back and possibly playing a fitness game on everyone. It seemed like she made it all the way to the final without trying too hard, throwing a few fins and grinding a rail when she needed to, and when she wasn’t going to fall off.

The final started off slowly, with a few low scores and a whole lot of dolphins in the lineup. The final was wide open and an opening exchange of 5.67 vs 3.33 to Lakey, there was nothing in it. The sets continued to roll through, both girls started getting bombs, and the scores were soon on the up, with Steph banking a 7.67 and a backup 6.5 for a considerable lead over the Yellow Jersey surfer. Despite a strong comeback from the American she couldn’t do enough to get into the winning position and succumbed to the dominant Australian.

Lakey Peterson © Kody McGregor

Talking about grinding rails, it really wasn’t a nice situation up at the top gate. The waves were big and the sweep was fierce, and the gully at the top wasn’t revealing itself as an easy and hassle-free jump spot for the girls. Some of them were sent flying, to bounce over the rocks and eventually to freedom, while others got washed down the point so fast that before they looked up they were already sitting down somewhere near the Impossibles section.

The Jet Skies were activated however, and they lent assistance whenever they could, alleviating a little of the grind of Supertubes with a sweep.

In the first semifinal and after a full week’s break from the surfing, all eyes were on Bianca Buitendag, the WSL wildcard and former Championship Tour surfer from South Africa. Bianca had been suffering from a back injury and had been undergoing extensive rehab over the last few days, but it unfortunately wasn’t enough, and she was beaten in the first semifinal. Bianca was committed though, pulling into a big backhand barrel, but Lakey outpointed the lanky goofy-footer in surf that continued to fire at Supers.

The second semifinal was a wild heat, with two of the best women surfers in the world battling it out in perfect six foot sets at one of the greatest right-hand point-breaks in the world. Tatiana Weston-Webb had been setting the waves alight all morning, grinding into some huge turns and long lip-line floaters on bigger sets. She is popular as well, with the crowd cheering her on whenever she took off on a wave and started flying down the line.

Steph however, is one surfer who is perfectly suited to the lines of Supers. She has such an amazing knack of finding the right speed-lines, high lining when she needs speed, and throwing the hammer when the opportunities arise, looking oh-so-graceful throughout. A classic rail surfer, Steph has the sort of style that makes Supers look good, and the wave makes her look incredibly graceful. It’s an example of beautiful surfing symbiosis. Tati fought hard, going for broke on a few bigger sets, but Steph was dominant and went into the final looking strong.

Surfing a couple of heats at Supers in one day is an exhausting affair as well. The two surfers, Steph and Lakey, were paddling out for their fourth heat by the time the final came around, and that sort of physical duress is going to take its toll. In A-grade Supertubes they traded off sets on the pushing high tide. At the final siren it was all about Steph, and she was a popular winner and yet another surfer who was born to surf Supers. Her win was deserving, and her Yellow Jersey even more so.

Lakey and Steph – the champions. © Kody McGregor

 



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