South Africa

Jeffrey's Bay Surf Trips

Jeffrey's Bay Surf Trips

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Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Come to South Africa to experience world-class surf, beautiful vibe, stunning shoreline and lots of extra activities such as safaris and nature tours. Stay at ocean-front accommodation and score the perfect J-Bay. Jeffrey's Bay Surf Trips will look after you all the way.

Region Information

Practically the same time zone as Central Europe, an amazing destination with the legendary waves of J-Bay to surf, wildlife parks to explore, culture and traditions older than time to experience. South Africa has diverse climatic regions, from tropical to arid deserts.

The 3000kms of coastline at the bottom of the African continent boast beautiful beaches and bays of consistent waves from Durban to Cape Town. The surf season in South Africa is long and surfing is a way of life over there. The locals are friendly and welcoming and you can surf quality waves over reefs, points and beachbreaks almost all year around. The Indian Ocean meets the Atlantic Ocean at the Cape of Good Hope throwing consistent swells and amazing waves up the South African coastline offering a popular surfing destination for all kinds of surfers.

South African Favourites

Jeffrey’s Bay (J-Bay) - Definitely worth a visit to J-Bay, which is the most famous and said to be one of the best righthanders on the planet. It works best in July and August when there are usually back-to-back swells with a good period to help join up the sections at the east-facing spot of J-Bay.

Jeffrey’s Bay is world-renowned for its many different surf breaks:

  • Kitchen Windows (near Main Beach) - An excellent place to learn how to ride waves. It is a peak that breaks left and right.
  • Magna Tubes – Fast, powerful and classic waves, as good as anywhere else.
  • Boneyards - Boneyards is right next to Supers. You will be able to recognize it with ease, as it is the spot where the waves are breaking almost perfectly, but there are only one or two guys sitting out there. Don’t be fooled, this is a locals only break and they take it as a serious offence if you as an outsider decide to surf there. Yeah, it may have the better wave, but that is the bonus of being a local at Jeffrey's Bay for quite some period of time.
  • Super Tubes - The waves here can get large (up to about 10 - 12 feet). This is the ultimate test of your surfing ability. It is very fast, powerful, and very long and as the name suggests, getting tubed is the name of the game. It’s suited only to experienced surfers.

Where to Stay

Backpackers – for surfers on a budget! Beachside accommodation at affordable prices.

Luxury Guest Houses – for families and groups as well as surfers looking for a bit of luxury.

Check Jeffery’s Bay Surf Trips for details.

South_Africa

Halfway between Cape Town and Durban are some of the most consistent and amazing waves in the country.The east coast is in a subtropical climate area and wraps around the Western Cape up the Garden Route towards Port Elizabeth. This area is usually hot and sunny during the summer months and mild and wet during winter. Most of time the seasons are the well defined southern hemisphere seasons of summer (December until February), autumn (March until May), winter (June until August) and spring (September - November).

Surfing is best done when the Roaring Forties provide the best swells from March to September. Waves usually range 6-15ft, but you will come across much bigger waves in certain spots. In summer the swell tends to be a bit smaller with some fun waves to surf at the many beach breaks. In the Durban area, the waves generated from the hurricane swells from December until February turn some average waves into monsters.

Surf Spots @ St. Francis Bay - Next to Jeffrey’s Bay you will find St. Francis Bay. This little surf town is only a short drive away and definitely worth the visit!

  • Anne’s Avenue - This beach break has a hollow, fast and ledgy wave and is very consistent. To surf these waters, you better have some surfing experience.
  • Bruce’s Beauties - A century ago, a guy called Bruce went to search the perfect wave…Here is where he found it. Bruce’s Beauties has the A-class wave, just as Super Tubes. It has a very fast, powerful and hollow wave. This is where you can see the masters at work. Only down-side: It is very inconsistent and breaks only a few days a year.
  • Seal Point - A bit further, you’ll find a spot for all surfers, called Seals Point. The waves are less hollow as Bruce’s but on a good day, they can offer a long ride.
  • Huletts - Huletts is situated between Bruce’s Beauties and Anne’s Avenue. It is appropriate for surfers of all levels. If you master Huletts, you could give Bruce’s a try.

Surf Spots @ Jeffreys Bay - Jeffrey’s Bay is world-renowned for its many different surf breaks, each possessing its own magic.

  • Kitchen Windows (near Main Beach) - This surf break is an excellent place to learn how to ride waves. It is a peak that breaks left and right.
  • Magna Tubes - Here you’ll find fast powerful and classic waves, as good as anywhere else.
  • Boneyards - Boneyards is right next to Supers. You will be able to recognize it with ease, as it is the spot where the waves are breaking almost perfectly, but there are only one or two guys sitting out there. Don’t be fooled, this is a locals only break and they take it as a serious offence if you as an outsider decide to surf there. Yeah, it may have the better wave, but that is the bonus of being a local at Jeffrey's Bay for quite some period of time.
  • Super Tubes - The waves here can get large (up to about 10 - 12 feet). This is the ultimate test of your surfing ability. It is very fast, powerful, and very long and as the name suggests, getting tubed is the name of the game. It’s suited only to people experienced in surfing. Super Tubes - the best!
  • Salad bowls -These waves a short en hollow. The water is quite shallow so this place is reserved for experienced surfers.
  • Tubes - This is a short, perfect hollow wave. Once you master Tubes, you can surf Super Tubes.
  • Point - The Point is 100% enjoyable with cutback sections and everything else you could possibly want from a wave. The waves here tend to be a little smaller than those at Boneyards and Supers. The difference is, that you will have a much longer ride here than at the other two.
  • Albatross (near Kabeljous Caravan Park) - A wave in the same class as Point and mostly uncrowded.