Jefferies Bay, it’s one of the classic stops of the tour at one the most iconic breaks on Earth. J-Bay as it is better known is near the city of Port Elizabeth on South Africa’s southern coast.
The right hand point break is perfectly foiled to focus and amplify swell that comes roaring out of The Southern Ocean. Like Bells Beach and Pipeline it is one event that everyone aspires to win as it is such a classic.
Who to watch out for?.
This is a wave which really favours the regular footers. With a tight barrel and big open face for carves, followed by a potential big air section on the end, surfers on their forehand have a significant advantage.
They don’t quite have the stranglehold on the place though and a goofy with a tight backhand attack can do damage. However the smart money is always going to be on a powerful regular, Kelly Slater, Joel Parkinson and Mick Fanning all have good records out here. South African Jordy Smith is also lethal out here and has won the main event.
J-Bay is Back Video:
How to watch?
The whole of the tour is broadcast live on a free webcast, just go to www.aspworldtour.com and follow the link.
J-Bay is GMT +1, so for us in Europe it’s a pretty easy watch. The event runs typically over the best three days of the holding period.