Billbong restarts in 1 metre waves

Round 2 of the Billabong Pro J-Bay started  in shoulder to head-high one metre waves at Supertubes in Jeffreys Bay this morning. Organisers deliberated from first light until 9 am before giving the go-ahead to… Continue reading

Billabong still on standby

The Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay, Round 2, is still on standby today – after a lay day yesterday. There will be another wave check at 9 am by organisers… and probably hourly thereafter…

NSRI goes Picazzo

The NSRI  team  members from St Francis Bay,  station 21, were treated like ‘kings and queens’ by Benno Dippenaar at Picazzo’s on Saturday.  They and their families were invited to a fantastic lunch… Continue reading

Kelly Slater unlikely to show at Billabong

Kelly Slater, who says he has been surfing an ‘”un-missable swell” at Cloudbreak, Fiji, is cutting it close and is not likely to make it to this year’s Billabong Pro in Jeffreys Bay this… Continue reading

Smith gets highest scores in Round 1

South Africans, Jordy Smith and Sean Holmes, set the pace in the first Round at Supertubes today, while St Francis Bay’s local wildcard Shaun Payne lost to Brazilian Alejo Muniz. In Round 2 Payne… Continue reading

It’s Spring tide: bathers, anglers and boaters at risk

  The NSRI has issued a warning to bathers, anglers and those on boats to take extreme care and safety precautions owing to the current Spring tide, higher swells and rip currents.    While bathers… Continue reading

Round One of Billabong Pro J-Bay underway

 The world’s top surfers went to work in glassy one to 1.3 metre (3-4 foot) waves at Supertubes in Jeffreys Bay this morning Contest director Eric Stedman got Round 1 of the R3… Continue reading

Excitement mounting for MTB challenge in September

Cyclists and lovers of MTB are already upgrading, maintaining and polishing their mountain bikes, as well as training hard  for this year’s great St Francis MTB Challenge held annually at St Francis Links. Now… Continue reading

Shaun Payne wins wildcard into Billabong Pro

St Francis Bay’s Shaun Payne won the prized wildcard in the Vonzipper Superheat at Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay today, gaining entry to the Billabong Pro JBay .  Payne, 26, waited patiently for the best… Continue reading

Low waves at JBay stalls Billabong Pro start

Cloudless skies, windless conditions and tiny 0.3 metre waves greeted the world’s top 32 ranked surfers plus three wildcards and five trialists in Jeffreys Bay on the opening day of the 11-day waiting… Continue reading