Jeffreys Bay equals surf! While backpacking through South Africa you would have heard this, whether from another backpacker at a hostel, brother, girlfriend or even your father… J-bay is surf country. As you pull into Jeffreys, you will feel this without a doubt. Shops are either surf clothing or surf gear, coffee shops and cafes’ menus have surf related themes, and board shapers show off their designs all around-Bay. Jeffreys Bay is where surf culture is cultivated amongst young and old.
There is a minimum of 8 surf breaks along the J-Bay coastline, the most famous being Supertubes. The name derives from the fact that it is the longest right hand break in the world, a super tube. In July every year the Billabong Pro Championship is hosted here. The world’s top 45 surfers put on a show second to none, displaying their surfing skills and each one trying to be no.1. This awesome surf break (Supertubes) is naturally for those adept at the skill of surfing and definitely not for beginners or for the faint hearted surfer.