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Corona J-Bay Open 2023

A pro tournament in one of world's best surfing destinations

Corona J-Bay Open
Corona J-Bay Open

J-Bay Open also known as Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay is a World Surf League competition held every year at Jeffreys Bay in Eastern Cape, South Africa. A legendary surfer Kelly Slater has won the first J-Bay Open as well as competitions in 2003, 2005 and 2008. J-Bay Open was the sixth stop on the Men’s Surfing Championship Tour 2018. It is also notoriously famous since surfer Mick Fanning was attacked here by a shark during the final.

Jeffreys Bay is located off the N2 Highway, about 75 km of Port Elizabeth. In the 1960s, it was known as hippie heaven until the surf community took over. Jeffreys Bay is considered the best right-hand point break in the world praised by Kelly Slater and other pros. There are also a few animal sanctuaries nearby to explore between the surfing competitions.

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