J-Bay Open 2020

7:00am 07 Jul - 5:00pm 19 Jul, 2020

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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

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Corona Open J-Bay 2020 is the sixth stop on the Men’s Surfing Championship Tour 2020.

Jeffreys Bay (J-Bay), South Africa, has the dubious distinction of being the site where Mick Fanning was attacked by a Great White Shark during the final. The incident landed on the front pages of websites and newspapers around the world.

Toothy friends aside, J-Bay is considered the best right-hand point break on the planet—period. Kelly Slater lists it as one of his favorite waves in the world. Thanks to its multitude of moods it has a lot to offer.

When the swell’s pumping and the winds are whipping offshore it’s an impressive sight to see, but there’s other stuff to check out to. A number of nearby animal sanctuaries offer guests the chance to experience a slice of the African safari life. And if you’re just can’t get sharks off your mind, there are a handful of shark cage diving operations that’ll take you out and throw you in the water with some really, really big fish.

As far as where you’ll be staying, the J-Bay area’s grown up considerably the last few years and there are number of hotels that offer bookings, but the bread and butter the tourism business there is still with vacation home rentals. If you’re thinking about heading down to check out the contest, just remember to bring a thick wetsuit and some warm clothes as July on the southern tip of Africa can be a bit chilly.

Check out the highlights from J-Bay Open 2019 Final. Italo Ferreira vs Gabriel Medina:

How to get to the J-Bay Open

By air – The closest international airport is Cape Town International Airport approximately 650km away. The nearest domestic airport is Port Elizabeth Airport, 75 km’s away.

By car – take the N2 west from Port Elizabeth or from the Garden route take the N2 East.

Public Transport – take the BazBus from Cape Town or intercity buses.

Where to stay in J-Bay

There are loads of guest houses and Airbnb’s in Jeffreys Bay. Head to the map below for the best accommodation deals.

J-Bay Open 2020 Dates

The J-Bay Open will be held from July 7 – 19, 2020.

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Feature image: Jeremy Flores tunnel time at J-Bay dream at J-Bay Open. Photo by Pierre Tostee

South Africa Travel Tips:

Plan ahead: Book your perfect trip with our South Africa travel guide and destination information. Does South Africa require a visa? Check the visa requirements before you get caught up during your travel.

Stay safe: Even the best-laid plans can head south. battleface can help you stay safe in dangerous or hostile situations as well as that epic road trip or catching a few waves. How to stay safe during J-Bay Open 2020? If you’re not covered for your trip yet, get your quote here.

Spend money wisely: Take public transport and dine in from time to time are common saving tips during traveling. How to spend money wisely in South Africa? Make use of technology. There’s an app for everything.

Accommodation near J-Bay Open 2020

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  1. To whom it may concern
    I am a fashion label owner at Mon Ami by Collette. We operate in a number of markets around Durban and Cape Town. We would like to inquire about operating as a vendor at the Jeffrey’s Bay Open in 2019. Our brand along with a number of other locally sourced proudly South African clothing brands would like to rent space so to say. Please may you forward me the relevant information.

    Kind Regards

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