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Eastern Cape

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WWhen you’re at the beach and looking to get into the water to hitch a ride on some of the most spectacular waves the world has ever seen – there’s no better spot to do this than at Jefferys Bay in the Eastern Cape province.

Discovered by longboarders during the early 1960s, Jefferys Bay, or J-Bay as we like to call it, has the kind of waves that attract surfers from around the world. It’s known among international surfers as having some of the best waves in the world. Halfway between the Gamtoos and Krom rivers, J-Bay stretches from Cape Recife in the east to Cape St. Francis in the west.

Did You Know?
OOriginally a tiny fishing village, Jefferys Bay became popular with hippies during the 1960s and early 1970s. Today it is one of the fastest growing urban areas in the country.

AAlthough it’s technically a fishing village, what makes J-Bay special is that a wave can run for up to 800m, offering surfers an unbeatable and everlasting ride.

J-Bay features a number of surf breaks that harness the approaching swell as it meets the offshore reef. The most famous of these is Supertubes or “Supers” where, on good days, a 4ft to 8ft wave runs from the point along the reef and includes a classic barrelling section, before closing out at a spot called Impossibles.

FFurther down the point lies Tubes, a barrelling 4ft to 5ft wave with a short, intense, fun ride that’s best on a southerly or south-westerly swell.

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