• Specialty Event to Run at Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay
• Exciting Hybrid Format with Individual and Team Performances on Various Surfboards
The World Surf League (WSL) has announced it will run the WSL J-Bay Classic, a specialty event hosting a variety of different formats, which will take place at the iconic Supertubes in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa from June 14 through June 23, 2024.
The WSL J-Bay Classic will showcase an exciting hybrid format where surfers will compete with alternative and high-performance surfboards. There will also be a special mixed Teams division.
“Kouga Municipality is buzzing with excitement as it embraces the opportunity to be the host town for the first-ever WSL J-Bay Classic specialty event,” Kouga Municipality Mayor Hattingh Bornman said. “This event not only underscores our status as a surfing haven but also highlights our commitment to fostering international sportsmanship and tourism.”
“Events like these not only contribute to the vibrancy of our community but also play a pivotal role in stimulating economic growth,” continued Bornman. “Beyond the economic benefits, the WSL J-Bay Classic specialty event aligns with Jeffreys Bay’s commitment to promoting sports and outdoor activities. The municipality recognizes the positive influence such events can have on the community, fostering a sense of pride and unity.”
“The WSL is committed to maintaining a world class specialty event at the renowned JBay venue of Supertubes during this 2024 Olympic year,” said Graham Stapelberg, WSL Africa Regional President. “We are honored to be working with the local community, the Kouga Municipality, and the Eastern Cape Province to showcase the remarkable waves of Jeffreys Bay. The Eastern Cape region is certainly a favorite, and there is a high level of excitement for this event.”
More details about the WSL J-Bay classic, event format, invitees, and schedule will be announced in the coming months. The event window will open on June 14 and close on June 23, 2024.