JBay Open of Surfing / ASP World Tour

Posted by:admin Posted on:Apr 3,2014

[cro_halves_layoutstart] For more than forty years the crisp lines of Jeffrey’s Bay have lured surfers from all around the globe, with Supertubes being acknowledged as one of the top waves on the planet. 18 years ago Country Feeling started the Surf Classic competition to start putting South African surfers on the international competitive track, and it is today the longest running surf competition in SA with 2005 being the 21st event. Starting out as the Country Feeling J-Bay Surf Classic in 1983 it was soon upgraded to ASP World Tour status, and in 1984 the entire surfing world took notice as thundering 8-12ft lines fired down through Supertubes, prompting ASP General Al Hunt to claim it as one of the top 20 contests of all time.

Today we call this amazing competition the Jeffreys Bay Open of Surfing. And after three years of the tour not gracing our town it is finally back in 2014 and is now part of the JBay Winter Fest.

Previous Winners

1983 – David Barr (USA)

1984 – Mark Occhilupo (Aus)

1985 – no event

1986 – no event

1987 – Grant Myrdal (SA)

1988 – Michael Burness (SA)

1989 – Justin Strong (SA)

1990 – Marcus Brabant (Aus)

1991 – Pierre Tostee (SA)

1992 – Seth Hulley (SA)

1993 – Munga Barry (Aus)

1994 – Justin Strong (SA)

1995 – Seth Hulley (SA)

1996 – Kelly Slater (USA)

1997 – Jevon Le Roux (SA)

1998 – Munga Barry (Aus)

1999 – Joel Parkinson (Aus)

2000 – Jake Paterson (Aus)

2001 – Jake Paterson (Aus)

2002 – Mick Fanning (Aus)

2003 – Kelly Slater (USA)

2004 – Andy Irons (USA)

2005 – Kelly Slater (USA)

2006 – Kelly Slater (USA)

2007 – Mick Fanning (Aus)

2008 – Kelly Slater (USA)

2009 – Joel Parkinson (Aus)

2010 – Jordy Smith(ZAF)

2011 – Jordy Smith(ZAF)

2012 – Adrian De Souza (BRA)

2013 – no event

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