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Surfing J Bay (Jeffreys Bay or Jeffreysbaai)

Listed under Surfing in Eastern Cape, South Africa.

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J Bay is South Africa's most famous wave, it's a fast right point break which can get hollow down the line and it's best if you have plenty of experience before you surf here. J Bay has cold (and sharky) water all year round so wetsuits are needed. Best surfing up to 10 feet.

Written by  Merrick Davis.

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“One of the world's best right hand point breaks”

The main break is one of the best right hand point breaks in the world, if not the best. Suitable equally for long and short boarders, it holds size and sometimes gets up to 10' plus. Waves break with few sections and are makeable. Suits intermediate a… Read more...

Written by  Ian Wilson.


Home to the Billabong Pro in July, Supertubes goes off when it is working and has to be one of the world’s best surf spots. On a big southerly swell and a westerly wind you can expect to get a very long (300m ish), very fast, hollow (as in tubes) right… Read more...

Written by  Kim Kendle.

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