J-Bay Classic

J-Bay Classic

• 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.
Classic France, Charly Quivront

Classic France, Charly Quivront

Another classic weekend in France! Sharing perfect beachie barrels around Hossegor with friends. When Dane Gudauskas came over last year to film the G-Skate demo tape in France, he left a 5’4 Spinetek G-Skate at home, so i’ve put it to the test on some winter barrels conditions.
Here is the result, thanks Dane! @charlyquivront/

Surfers: Gatien Delahaye, Nelson Cloarec, Paul Tesson, Charly Quivront

Twinning with Craig Anderson

Twinning with Craig Anderson

Craig Anderson, widely celebrated for his distinctive style, grace and radical manoeuvres. Hailing from South Africa but making his mark in Australia, Anderson’s approach to surfing is both smooth and innovative. Renowned for his laid-back attitude off the water, he just exudes a cool. Makes you sick doesn’t it, take a couple of minutes out of your life to watch him show off, only joking, we love you Ando, sort of. X

Rewind: Porthleven

Rewind: Porthleven

It’s only taken a year! Finally got back to this video and finished it off. Shot on the 28th Feb last winter, Big Tuesday was one of the best days I’ve seen on the South Coast. In the vid I wanted to capture the excitement a photographer feels when a big swell arrives. I always drive to the same car park and check out the line up from afar and then head down, excited by the rides and wipeouts I might see over the next few hours. This vid features the likes of Reubyn Ash, Jayce Robinson, Oli Riley, Arthur Randall, Woody New, Peter Edkins and tom Lowe. Hope you like it! @simonjayphotos/

Crowds, what crowds?

Crowds, what crowds?

Crowd: noun. [countable + singular or plural verb] a large number of people gathered together in a public place, for example in the streets or at a sports game.

Superbank, it just keeps giving, form an orderly queue please.

Strike Missions: Destination Known

Strike Missions: Destination Known

In this episode of O’Neill Strike Missions: Destination Known, Team O’Neill travels across the map to a little place formally known in the surfing world as, Indonesia.

O’Neill Strike Missions is a film series documenting Team O’Neill’s surf adventures across the globe. It’s all about tracking swell and striking when the time is right, hoping the gamble pays off and the risk is worth the reward. This episode’s power team consisted of Soli Bailey, Eli Beukes, Johanne Defay, Gui Ribeiro, Caity Simmers, Jordy Smith, Winter Vincent, and Noah Wegrich.

It’s no secret that Indonesia is home to some of the world’s most popular waves. But what lies beyond the lineup? Beautiful forestry, wildlife, and plenty of opportunities to disconnect from the outside world and truly enjoy a surf trip with your mates. This is Strike Missions: Destination Known. We hope you enjoy.

Shot by Jacob Vanderwork, Nick Christy, Nate Lawrence
Edited by Jacob Vanderwork
Photography by Grant Ellis, Nate Lawrence