J-Bay Open for surfing / WSL World Tour

J-Bay Open for surfing / WSL World Tour

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

2017

Filepe Tuludo (BRA)

2016

Mick Fanning (AUS)

2015

No Contest 

2014

Mick Fanning (AUS)

2013

No Event

2012

Adrian De Souza (BRA)

2011

Jordy Smith (ZAF)

2010

Jordy Smith (ZAF)

2009

Joel Parkinson (AUS)

2008

Kelly Slater (USA)

2007

Mick Fanning (AUS)

2006

Kelly Slater (USA)

2005

Kelly Slater (USA)

2004

Andy Irons (USA)

2003

Kelly Slater (USA)

2002

Mick Fanning (AUS)

2001

Jake Paterson (AUS)

2000

Jake Paterson (AUS)

1999

Joel Parkinson (AUS)

1998

Munga Barry (AUS)

1997

Jevon Le Roux (ZAF)

1996

Kelly Slater (USA)

1995

Seth Hulley (ZAF)

1994

Justin Strong (ZAF)

1993

Munga Barry (AUS)

1992

Seth Hulley (ZAF)

1991

Pierre Tostee (ZAF)

1990

Marcus Brabant (AUS)

1989

Justin Strong (ZAF)

1988

Michael Burness (ZAF)

1987

Grant Myrdal (SA)

1986

No Event

1985

No Event

1984

Mark Occhilupo (AUS)

1983

David Barr (USA)

 

contact us

 

Phone: +27 42 296 0376
Eastern Cape, South Africa
8 Cherry Street, Jeffreys Bay, 6330