New-look Shellfest offers beauties, music, sport and fun

A previous Shellfest in Jeffreys Bay

 

 

Jeffreys Bay is gearing up for what promises to be one of the best ever Shell Festivals.

The 2011 J’Bay Shell Festival will take place along the main beachfront of the popular coastal town from 30 September – 2 October.

 “Some fantastic events have been lined up for this year’s festival,” says Kouga’s Tourism portfolio councillor, Virginia Camealio-Benjamin.

A national beach volleyball tournament tops the sports line-up and runs over the full three days of the festival.

On the Saturday the annual Pellsrus Rugby and Netball Seniors Tournament will kick off at the nearby Pellsrus Stadium. A fun run will also be held on the same day from the Fountains Mall to the festival terrain.

A highlight on the programme is the first-ever J’Bay Dive Festival, organised by the J’Bay Underwater Club on conjunction with Bay FM. Up to 1000 divers from across South Africa are expected to flock to Jeffreys Bay for the event which will also take place over the full three days of the Shell Festival.

The Eastern Cape finals of the Miss Earth SA pageant will be another first hosted at the Shell Festival. This countrywide competition aims to involve young women in caring for the environment.

The music programme will feature big names such as Southern Gypsey Queen and the Blues Broer as well as local groups such as the Second Kruisfontein Kompanjie Band.

Those who fancy a shot at fame can enter the Wowstar Talent Search.

No festival is complete without good food and there will be plenty to choose from, be it from J’Bay host of eateries or food stalls at the beachfront market. Seafood restaurant Catch of the Day will also be hosting its first Oyster Festival.

A fun fair, baby competition, the annual Miss Pebbles pageant, a cultural village, arts, crafts and a flea market will round off what promises to be a festive weekend in Jeffreys Bay.

J’BAY SHELL FESTIVAL PROGRAMME 2011

DAILY:

 

    *  Stalls: Open daily at the beachfront from 9am.

    • Shell Park: Shell crafters, shell art, competitions and craft demos.
    • Cultural Village: Cultural performances in a traditional setting.
    • Fun Fair: Open till late (Contact Joe at 082 576 9455).
    • Solid Rock Marimba and Steel Band: Festival terrain
    • 2nd Kruisfontein Kompanje Band: Festival terrain
    • 4×4 Expo: J’Bay Ski Boat Club
  • “Catch of the Day” Oyster Festival: Specials and competitions. Contact 042 293 2614.

 FRIDAY 30 SEPTEMBER

 

Event Time
   
National Beach Volleyball Open (Contact Gershon on 0780852817)
  • Technical meeting
09:00
  • Matches
10:00 – 17:00
   
J’Bay Dive Festival (Contact Neville on 073 788 3724)
  • Registration, Admin, Payments, etc
07:00
  • Dive 1 – Pramberg (Deep Speciality)
07:30
  • Dive 2 – Moonrock (Adv)
08:00
  • Dive 3 – Geelbek (Adv)
09:00
  • Dive 4 – Pictus (Adv)
09:30
  • Dive 5 – Jagged Edge
10:30
  • Dive 6 – Rock Cod
11:00
  • Dive 7 – Flat Rock
12:00
  • Dive 8 – Discovery Channel
12:30
  • Dive 9 – Discovery Channel
13:30
  • Dive 10 – Moonrock (Adv)
14:00
  • Dive 11 – Little Chelsea
15:00
  • Dive 12 – Namakwa (Adv)
15:30
   
Entertainment @ the Coke Stage (Contact Neville on 073 788 3724)
  • Jaen Botha (Boardwalk Superstar Winner)
17.30-18.15
  • Marinus van Rooyen (SA’s Roy Orbison)
18.30-19.15
  • ELSaBé Rademeyer (Supersterre finalist)
19.30-20.15
  • Southern Gypsey Queen Sound Check
20.30-21.00
  • Southern Gypsey Queen Concert
21.00-22.00

SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER

 

Event Time
   
C-Fees Fun Run/Walk (Contact Alinda on 082 552 0298)
  • Registration at MacDonalds, Fountains Mall
06:00
  • Start
07:00
   
Pellsrus Rugby and Netball Seniors Tourney (Contact 073 474 0885 or 071 504 4750)
  • Team briefing at the stadium
08:00
  • Matches
09:00
   
National Beach Volleyball Open (Contact Gershon on 0780852817)
  • Matches
09:00 – 17:00
   
C-Fees Baby Competition Contact Alinda on 082 552 0298)
  • Event at Gisters, Da Gama Road
10:00 – 12:00
   
J’Bay Dive Fest (Contact Neville on 073 788 3724)
  • Registration, Admin, Payments, etc
07:00
  • Dive 1 – Pramberg (Deep Speciality)
07:30
  • Dive 2 – Moonrock (Adv)
08:00
  • Dive 3 – Namakwa (Adv)
09:00
  • Dive 4 – Little Chelsea
09:30
  • Dive 5 – Rock Cod
10:30
  • Dive 6 – Geelbek (Adv)
11:00
  • Dive 7 – Jagged Edge
12:00
  • Dive 8 – Flat Rock
12:30
  • Dive 9 – Discovery Channel
13:30
  • Dive 10 – Discovery Channel
14:00
  • Dive 11 – Pictus (Adv)
15:00
  • Dive 12 – Jagged Edge
15:30
   
Entertainment @ the Coke Stage (Contact Neville on 073 788 3724)
  • Bay FM WOW!-STAR EXTRA Talent Show
10.00-13.30
  • Miss Earth SA Eastern Cape Pageant
14.00-16.00
  • Chezane
16.30-17.15
  • Gouwsie (KKNK artist, Light Music)
17.30-18.15
  • Carina Renz (Bay FM Spiraal Top 10 artist)
18.30-19.15
  • Blues Broers Sound Check
19.30-20.00
  • Albert Frost Solo
20.00-20.45
  • Blues Broers Concert Part 1
21.15-22.00
  • Blues Broers Concert Part 2
22.30-23.15

SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER

 

Event Time
   
National Beach Volleyball Open (Contact Gershon on 0780852817)
  • Matches
09:00 – 17:00
   
J’Bay Dive Festival (Contact Neville on 073 788 3724)
  • Registration, Admin, Payments, etc
07:00
  • Dive 1 – Pramberg (Deep Speciality)
07:30
  • Dive 2 – Pictus (Adv)
08:00
  • Dive 3 – Little Chelsea 
09:00
  • Dive 4 – Jagged Edge
09:30
  • Dive 5 – Discovery Channel
10:30
  • Dive 6 – Discovery Channel
11:00
  • Dive 7 – Rock Cod
12:00
  • Dive 8 – Flat Rock
12:30
   
Entertainment @ the Coke Stage (Contact Neville on 073 788 3724)
  • Bay FM WOW!-STAR EXTRA Final Songs
13:30-14:00
    • Bay FM WOW!STAR EXTRA Prize Giving
  • J’Bay Dive Fest Prize Giving
14:00

 RECYCLE WASTE:  EnviroMan is the Green Ambassador of the J’Bay Dive Fest and J’Bay Shell Festival

J’BAY REEF INFORMATION:  Visit http://www.africanwatersscuba.com

CORAL WATCH: The J’Bay Underwater Club participates in this international project by monitoring our reefs for Queensland University, Australia.

SCUBA DIVING SAFETY RULES: The J’Bay Underwater Club follows international diving standards as set out by most scuba training schools such as Padi, Naui, CMAS, etc. Samsa boat rules are adhered to.

DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE: The J’Bay Shell Festival and J’Bay Dive festival supports responsible dirving. There will be road blocks to ensure all road users are kept safe. Appoint a designated driver.

 

Bay FM WOW!- STAR EXTRA Talent Show

Contact 082 706 9717

Goue Drome Promosies are hunting for new talent.

Solo artists & groups of up to three are welcome to enter.

Judges: Illreez Meyer, Melloney Fourie & Elsabé Rademeyer

Prize: Winner R1 000; 2nd R750; 3rd R250.00

Artist Entry Fee: R30p/p.

Enter at http://www.wowstar.co.za

Admission R20p/p