Jeffreys Bay – the 2014 version of the JBay Winterfest is set to kick off tomorrow 10 July, and the town is abuzz with excitement. The best surfers in the world are in town, the JBay Open ASP Surfing Event – J-Bay – is ready to go, and the rest of the Winterfest events are set to run over the next ten action-packed days.
Apart from the surfing, this weekend sees a start to the Music Festival, with A King and Van Coke Cartel opening on Friday night 11th July at the Jolly Dolphin, along with DJ Naaldekoker. They will be followed by PHFAT and Jack Parow on Saturday night 12th July.
Music Festival – www.jbaywinterfest.com/music-fest/
The Downhil Sokkie Jol skate event is all set for a Saturday 12th 08h00 start, with prizes for Highest Jump, Best Disco Dress, Downhill Race Winner, Worst Wipe Out and Longest Slide. There is over R5000 in cash prize money and plenty of giveaways. See you there!
Sokkie Jol – www.jbaywinterfest.com/downhill-sokkie-jol/
The 32nd annual Volkswagen Rally will take place on the Friday 11 and Saturday 12 July in Jeffreys Bay. The event promises to bring high-speed adrenalin action to JBay on Friday afternoon and evening in the main street of town. Spectating is free – so bring your family and friends.
VW Rally – www.jbaywinterfest.com/vw-rally/
The Funduro is another event that will take place on the 12 July. The route is an easy-medium 15 km single-track loop. The course is an excellent ride for beginners with some obstacles for more experienced riders, including the infamous Slake Pit obstacle course.
Funduro – www.jbaywinterfest.com/funduro/
The Sector9 Poker Run will take place on the 11th, and competitors are invited to meet at the Savoy Hotel on Da Gama road at 4:30 pm for a 5pm start.
Poker Run – www.jbaywinterfest.com/poker-run/
The JBay Skins fishing contest will take place on Saturday 12th July. This event will take place from the rocks left of the main beach, to The Gap at Kabeljous surf. Colourful flags will demarcate boundaries and weigh marshal points along the area. The event is set to run from 7:30 am – 2:30pm.
Fishing event – www.jbaywinterfest.com/fishing/
The JBay Winterfest Cold Water Swim Classic will take place on 12 July. This year the event offers two distances, a testing 7.5km or a 2.5km open water swim. The event will begin at the Infood Blu Restaurant and coincides with the restaurant’s opening day.
Cold Water Swim – www.jbaywinterfest.com/cold-water-classic/
The National Kite Festival with take place on the 12 and 13th July at Kabeljous beach. The skies above JBay will become a canvass of colour when all manner of kites take to the skies. From power kites and stunt kites, to sophisticated 4-liner revolution kites and the masquerade of massive show kites piloted by the South African Kite Masters.
Kite Festival – www.jbaywinterfest.com/national-kite-festival/