Jeffreys Bay (J-Bay) Guia

About Jeffreys Bay (J-Bay)

Supers is 300 meters of perfection, with Boneyards and Impossibles as the two bookends. One of the most famous waves globally, J-Bay is still a Mecca for surfers, and your first proper wave at Supers will remain with you forever. However, it is a challenging wave that’s not to be toyed with. Bad things happen during most winter seasons: broken bones, severe reef cuts and other more serious injuries.

Source: Jeffreys Bay (J-Bay) Surf Guide

Ability Level

Advanced

Beg Int Adv

There are two approaches to riding Supers: either ripping the bag out of it, or using the wave’s energy to cruise and flow from section to section. Both require a lot of skill.

Local Vibe

Intimidating

Welcoming Intimidating

The locals get their waves. If there’s a pack of them, it’s tough to snag a set wave. The vibe is usually okay until someone steps out of line. Then it can get a bit serious.

Crowd Factor

Heavy

Mellow Heavy

Gets gnarly whenever there are waves, with surfers from all over the country jetting in.

Spot Rating

Perfect

Poor Perfect

Arguably the best righthand pointbreak in the world.

Shoulder Burn

Exhausting

Light Exhausting

If you get a long wave and kick out in the middle of Impossibles, you can’t even see the start of the wave. It’s too far away. And it’s a long way back.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Clean.

Additional Information

Hazards

The rocks can get gnarly. There are also plenty of sharks around.

Access

Paddling out at the top gulley can be tricky on a big swell. If you miss the bottom gully coming in, you’re going to get pummeled over the worst section of reef, or you’re going all the way down to The Point.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, funboard, longboard

Seabed

The wave zippers along a rock shelf, but it breaks on a combination of reef and sand.

Best Season

Supers works best in winter storms, but has waves at all times of the year.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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