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

Two cat sharks left to die on the beach

 Photo: Joan Brady Irresponsible fissherman who caught two catsharks this morning at Cape St Francis’ main beach left them to die on the main beach… and these shark are said to be completley harmless.… Continue reading

Only 35 fish caught at this year’s Tuna and Marlin Challenge

 Only 35 fish were caught at this year’s Port St Francis Ski Boat and Yacht Club’s Tuna and Marlin Challenge . The disappointing catch at one of the Eastern Province’s top fishing events, was… Continue reading

Draft EIA Report for Thyspunt transmission lines – comment and viewing sites

Notice from Eskom Consultants: The Draft Environmental Impact Assessment Report (DEIR) for the Thyspunt Transmission Lines will be available for public review and comment from Monday, 18 July 2011 to Thursday, 1 September… Continue reading