St. Francis Bay Surfing

About St. Francis Bay

Halfway between Durban and Cape Town is South Africa's best and most consistent surf zone. The frequent winter SW swells and the occasional E swells that hit this SE facing coastline, turn on dozens of classic point breaks that are hidden away inside crescent shaped coves. Jeffreys Bay (J-Bay) is obviously the most renowned wave and is considered one of the best righthanders in the world.


  • J-Bay's world class rights

  • World class waves

  • Consistent swells

  • Frequent offshore winds

  • Cheap


  • Sharks

  • Cool water and wind chill

  • Sharp mussel covered rocks

  • Uncertain security and political situation

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