JBay Winterfest 2018
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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

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 ClassicTBA
 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 – Funduro22 July


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.


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:

  • 25km
  • 50km
  • 85km

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.


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.


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.


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/

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