Home | Surf Contest | ASP 2010 | ASP WCT Men's World Tour | Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay

Billabong Pro JBay 2008BILLABONG PRO JBay 2010

Jly 15-25, Jeffreys Bay South Africa

2010 Full Suits


2009 Highights

Clash of the Icons – Occy vs. Curren at Jeffreys Bay

Friday 3rd July: The rivalry between Australian wunderkind Mark Occhilupo and California soul champion Tom Curren produced the most exciting competitive clashes in the history of surfing. For the first decade of surfing’s ASP pro circuit Occy and Tommy dominated the world stage with their dueling performances.

COORDINATES: 34° 2’ S, 24° 55’ E

BAGGAGE CLAIM: Cape Town International Airport, Cape Town (CPT) or Port Elizabeth Airport, Port Elizabeth (PLZ)

TRANSPORTATION: Definitely a rental car. Beautiful country and you’ll want to be free to get around on the off days.

Surf Trip .com Surfing Travel: JBay Surf Trip, South Africa Surftrip

ATTITUDE: There’s an essence that envelops Jeffereys that’s undeniable. Great waves, great hospitality and a great vibe. The flawless waves of "J-Bay" provide a classic canvas on which the surfers can draw their lines and the level of competition jumps accordingly.

THE WAVE: Supertubes, Magnatubes, Impossibles and Boneyards are the breaks the boys contest when they come to town. Supertubes hosts the main event and is considered one of Earth’s most epic right-hand point breaks. Racing along a lava-rock reef, the wave churns out section after section of satisfaction should a swell pulse through.

PERKS: Flawless waves. Flawless waves. Flawless waves.

PERILS: Flick on Animal Planet, watch one episode featuring massive great white sharks prone to propelling themselves in the air and swallowing sea lions whole and then paddle out. Dare you.

APRES SURF:Several eating and drinking establishments in Jeffereys do a good night out justice.

ASP WORLD TOUR HISTORY: Although Billabong has sponsored an event here since 1983, the ASP World Tour endorsed Jeffreys in 1984, 1996, and again from 1998 to present. Prior to being the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay it was called the Country Feeling Surf Classic.

NOTABLE: In 2003 Taj Burrow swore he saw a shark during his semifinal heat against Damien Hobgood. While paddling for an outside set, Burrow spotted a massive dorsal fin heading in his direction. Burrow (accompanied by a water photographer) quickly scrambled to the beach where announcers were stating that it wasn’t a dorsal fin, but a whale on its side. A clearly rattled Burrow reluctantly returned to the lineup but failed to attain his needed score. His claim that it was a massive Great White was given credit when, the following week, a South African teen was mauled by a large shark while warming up for an ASP Pro Junior contest.


2008: Kelly Slater
2007: Taj Burrow (AUS)
2006: Mick Fanning (AUS)
2005: Kelly Slater (USA)
2004: Andy Irons (HAW)
2003: Kelly Slater (USA)
2002: Mick Fanning (AUS)
2001: Jake Paterson (AUS)
2000: Jake Paterson (AUS)
1999: Joel Parkinson (AUS)
1998: Munga Barry (AUS)
1996: Kelly Slater (USA)
1984: Mark Occhilupo (AUS)


Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay 2008

Billabong Pro JBay 2007 Billabong Pro JBay 2006 Billabong Pro JBay 2005 Billabong Pro JBay 2004 Billabong Pro JBay 2003
Billabong Pro JBay 2002

Pro Surfing Archives

Pro Surfing 2010 |Pro Surfing 2008 | Pro Surfing 2007 | Pro Surfing 2006