23 April, 2013 23 April, 2013

Jeffreys Bay Open of Surfing Set for 9 – 13 July


Jeffreys Bay – Billabong South Africa and JBU are proud to announce The Jeffreys Bay Open Of Surfing, a Specialty Surfing Event set to take place at Supertubes from 9th – 13th July.

The surfing contest, hosted by the JBU Surf Club will anchor an extreme sports festival that will run in Jeffreys Bay and environs during a one week period.

Billabong South Africa General Manager Ernest Bendeman is upbeat about the tournament. “In the absence of an ASP-rated event this year we would like to continue to support South African surfing,” said Bendeman. “This will ensure that the town of J-Bay has the opportunity to welcome surfers and visitors during the July School Holidays.”

In its inaugural year in 2013, the contest will be presented as a Specialty Surfing Event, with an entry field of 64 surfers. There will also be a limited entry girls division. The contest organisers are set to make an announcement in the next few days about some possible secondary divisions to run concurrently within the main surfing event.

“It’s a bit unfortunate that this event is at such short notice, but we’re going to pull a rabbit out of the hat and make it work,” said JBU Club Chairman Arthur Joubert. “We’re confident that this competition will grow from strength to strength over the next few years and establish itself as a premier tournament on the surfing calendar.”

The tournament is sanctioned by Surfing South Africa. Surfing South Africa is recognised by the South African Sports Confederation (SASCOC) as the governing body of the sport in South Africa.


  1. Daniel
    23 April, 2013 at 1:07 pm · Reply

    lame! Billabong fukt everyone and now they’re trying to look like the good guys by hosting a local event where you can win a cool pair of sneakers or some shit

  2. lian
    23 April, 2013 at 3:43 pm · Reply

    awsum !!!!!! its nice lame!! its a great surfing event

  3. Seth
    24 April, 2013 at 4:18 am · Reply

    Shame that such a core surf spot like J Bay has been sidelined from the international scene. The money has gone to Brazil at a corporate level and I don’t think Billabong SA can do anything about it but be positive and do what they can with their budget cuts. Glad you guys are still trying to make stuff happen.

  4. Jonesy PE
    24 April, 2013 at 10:06 am · Reply

    This tells you something about localism .
    JBU the very lot that tells you to bugger off at supers …..is now saying nooit we need the bucks …..invite everyone !!!!
    Nobody is a local ……..NOBODY OK!!!
    Only GOD is the local ….cause he made Supers bra.
    Jbay will roll back and regress now to the days of a fish shop on the hill and some stylin hippies smokey a spliff in the bushes.

  5. billybonger
    25 April, 2013 at 8:11 am · Reply

    ja.. while the top nobs cruze in style with their fat bank balances…LOL
    And the Bong workers in Thailand are lucky to afford bread at weeks end…shame !

  6. billybonger
    25 April, 2013 at 8:18 am · Reply

    And in case youse didnt know the surf industry is the only industry besides the medical industry that dont follow standard business protocols and use the same simple formula to get the correct RRP on goods.
    1000% profit margins are not good,
    we are suckers through and through because ,really,would any of us surf in our old PT shorts and a 70’s Zero wetsuit?
    NO !!!…LOL

  7. Next generation
    21 May, 2013 at 1:03 pm · Reply

    Billabong is a dying brand and support drug surfers.

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