JBay Winterfest 2018

The Winterfest is at your doorstep, and this year promises to keep the adrenaline flowing like a torrent through Jeffreys Bay.

Event dates

Event Date
Surfing - Corona Open JBay - men's  2 to 17 July
Surfing - Corona Open JBay - women's  6 to 16 July
Swimming - Cold Water Classic  8 July
 Mountain biking - JBay Wind Farm MTB Classic TBA
 Running - Endurade 2018 JbayX Trail Run  13 to 15 July
 Oakley X Over  5 and 6 July
 Fishing - JBay Winterfest Fishing Skins  TBA
 Off-road motorcycling - Funduro 22 July

Surfing

Corona Open JBay

It's all about the surf at the Corona Open JBay.

It's competition surfing at its best at one of the world's finest right hand point breaks.

New this year is the addition of a women's surfing event which forms part of the WSL.

Capetonian Mikey February will also grace Supertubes for the men's event.

Swimming

The Cold Water Classic will strike fear into your Speedo.

Ever wonder what it feels like to be an ice cube floating in a glass of water?

The Cold Water Classic gives you that opportunity.

It's a triple mile event in sub-15 degree Celsius water.

No late entries.

Oh, forgot to mention...

Men are allowed Speedo type costumes only; women, slightly more.

Mountain biking

JBay Wind Farm MTB Classic

Just add legs.

The JBay Wind Farm MTB Classic has become a must-ride event for MTBers across the globe.

Take off at the Kabeljous hub and cut your way through a route featuring a mix of technical riding and speed.

The event comprises three races:

There's something for young and old, fit and unfit.

Suit up and make your way to the starting line. Don't forget your helmet.

Running

Nutritech Endurade JBayX Trail Run

One foot in front of the other for 60kms. Offroad.

Nutritech presents the 2018 Endurade JBayX 2-day / 3-stage Trail Run, three individual 20km trail runs that start 12 hours apart, for a total of 60kms of suffering.

Less adventurous runners can partake in the 5km beach run / walk or 10km trail run on 15 July.

Oakley X Over

Golf forms part of the Oakley X Over

Golf forms part of the Oakley X Over.

The event that pits South African celebrities against each other.

Participants take part in a mountain bike race, a golf tournament and a surf contest.

Past participants include Garreth Mclellan, John Smit, Jordy Smith, Butch James, Greg Minnaar and Tonderai Chavhanga.

Fishing

Fishing

You have to have a line in the water for a chance to win something.

This event has grown into a monster (much like the one that got away), and for good reason.

The contest is made up of mini contests that allow participants to win thousands of rands.

There are a number of categories, including top lady, top junior, most species, etc, as well as lucky draw giveaways.

Off-road biking

JBay Winterfest Funduro

Get some air at the JBay Funduro.

This mini enduro race requires no competitor licenses or club memberships to partake in.

Pay an entrance fee of R200 and have some fun clearing jumps on an easy-to-medium 15km track that includes flat and technical sections.

Register online and stand a chance to win a lucky draw prize.

Bring your own chair.

Accommodation

Find a place to rest your head in JBay

Find a place to rest your head in JBay.

You can't sleep on the beach, even though it seems tempting. But you'll find something that'll suit your budget and noggin by searching jeffreysbay.com/accommodation-search.

In conclusion

Come over to Jeffreys Bay and get your kicks at the 2018 Winterfest. You'll love it.

More info - https://www.jbaywinterfest.com/

Winterfest 2017

The annual Winterfest is set to take place from 12 to 23 July, 2017.

Events for this year include:

MTB Events

Mountain bikers, get your legs ready for another round of suffering satisfaction, as JBay plays host to the JBay Wind Farm MTB Classic.

There's a race for all fitness levels. Choose from one of three:

The JBay MTB Classic has blossomed from ignobility to major MTB event, drawing riders (and praise) from all over South Africa.

Don't miss out.

More info: jbaymtbclassic.co.za.

Fishing

JBay Winter Fest 2017 fishing skins

JBay Winter Fest 2017 fishing skins.

Last year participants in the fishing contest stood the chance to win a Nissan NP200. Hopeful fishermen packed Kabeljouws beach in the hopes of bagging the big one.

This year, prizes include a cash total of R18,000, as well as fishing reels and other items.

And for those who want to visit their favourite fishing spot in style, Nissan and PSG are once again throwing a vehicle in the mix.

If you don't try, you won't stand a chance, so enter the fishing skins. You might drive away in a brand new vehicle.

More details: facebook.com/winterfestskins.

Funduro

JBay Winter Fest 2017 Funduro

JBay Winter Fest 2017 Funduro.

The best thing about the Funduro?

You don't need a competitor license or club membership to compete.

Suit up, kick your bike to life and twist and jump your way through 15 kms of dirt.

You last had this much fun throwing mud at Sannie in the second grade.

More details: facebook.com/slakeadventures.

Trail run

JBay Winter Fest 2017 trail run

JBay Winter Fest 2017 trail run.

The Nutritech sponsored Endurade trail run is a two day, three stage event with a total distance of 60 kms.

All races start and end at the Winterfest Lower Point hub.

The three routes are spectator friendly, so wear your best shorts if you partake in this one.

More details: jbayx.co.za.

Swimming

Are you ready for the 2017 Winterfest Cold Water Classic

Are you ready for the 2017 Winterfest Cold Water Classic.

The JBay Winterfest Cold Water Classic has been bringing together ice bears and cold water swimmers for many years.

This year it's no different, with Aston Bay once again hosting a triple mile sub 15 degree race.

English rules apply. That means that you're allowed to wear a Speedo (briefs), one pair of goggles and a silicone swim cap. That'll keep you warm.

More details: zsports.co.za/coldwaterclassic.

Kite Festival

JBay Winter Fest Kite Festival

JBay Winter Fest Kite Festival.

Motto: Paint the sky with colour.

It's fun for the whole family in all kinds of shapes suspended, as if by magic, over Kabeljouws beach.

It's the JBay Kite Festival.

This year sees the festival hosting quad line kite expert, Peter Binsbergen.

Prepare your eyes for a feast of colour in the shape of giant inflatables, facet kites, trains, flow forms, line fillers and Asian kites.

More details: jbaywinterfest.com/events-2017/kite-festival.

Celebrity Crossover

Raynard Tissink weltering in glory as the 2016 Celebrity Crossover champion

Raynard Tissink weltering in glory as the 2016 Celebrity Crossover champion.

Favoured by top South African celebs, the Celebrity Crossover pits superstars against superstars.

The Crossover includes golfing, mountain biking and surfing.

It's one of Bob Skinstad's favourite events. He'll be here again this year, seeking to dethrone Raynard Tissink.

More details: jbaywinterfest.com/events-2017/oakley-x-over-challenge.

Surfing

The event around which the JBay Winterfest was born

The event around which the JBay Winterfest was born.

This year, the prestigious Corona Open JBay (a WSL event) takes place at Supertubes.

The JBU Supertrials determined that Dale Staples fills the wild card slot for the event.

As always, the globe's top surfers will turn up to battle for the crown, still held by Mick Fanning, who took revenge on JBay after a run-in with a shark in 2015. (Sorry Mick.)

In conclusion

The JBay Winterfest promises to be one big jawl, with sports and entertainment for everyone.

We can't wait for you to join us for ten days of winter fun.

For more info about the event, visit jbaywinterfest.com.