CORONA JBAY OPEN brings lots of benefit to Jeffreys Bay

The Corona Jbay Open is one of the most prestigious surfing events in the world, attracting the top surfers from the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour to compete at the legendary reef and point break of Supertubes.

The event forms part of the JBay Winterfest, a multi-sport and cultural festival that showcases the best of Jeffreys Bay and its surrounding areas. The festival includes activities such as mountain biking, trail running, fishing, funduro, comedy shows, an art exhibition, wine tasting, music concerts, and more, which benefits Jeffreys Bay and the community in many ways, such as:

Boosting the local economy by attracting tourists, media, sponsors, and athletes who spend money on accommodation, food, entertainment, and lots of retail shopping.

Creating jobs and opportunities for local businesses, vendors, artists, performers, and service providers who cater to the needs and demands of the event and the festival.

Promoting the image and reputation of Jeffreys Bay to a global tourist market as a world-class surfing destination and a vibrant cultural hub with diverse attractions and experiences.

Celebrating the rich surfing heritage and culture of Jeffreys Bay and honouring its local legends and heroes.


    • High-quality infrastructure and facilities for the surfers, spectators, media, and organizers, such as viewing platforms, tents, screens, sound systems, catering stations and toilet facilities.
    • A variety of entertainment options for different tastes and preferences, such as live music, sporting events, markets, etc.
    • A friendly and welcoming atmosphere for all visitors, locals, and participants, fostering a sense of community and camaraderie.
    • A safe, clean, and friendly environment for everyone to enjoy, with the municipality and other bodies ensuring that the town is well-maintained and free of litter.

Defiantly one of our favourite times of the year to spend in Jbay, as we have for the last 15 odd years. Jeffreys Bay gets it right, everyone plays their part for the benefit of the town.