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Dustin Turin's photo of Jeffreys Bay (J-Bay)

That's the perfect way to wake up in the morning.

Average rating of 4.57 from 196 votes

Jeffreys Bay (J-Bay)

Spot Location: South Africa > South Africa > Jeffreys Bay (J-Bay)

Date Taken: 13th November 2007. 38419 page views since 30th January 2009.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
14ft 13s 224.66°     25
mph
32°f
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Francois Bouwer Dec 15, 2010 Rating: 2

Explain this to me, how is it that in most of the J-bay shot's I've seen, there is very few surfers, or in this case, no surfers. Explain to me why I have never seen a picture with the crowd in it. I haven't been to J-Bay but I hear it is bloody crowded. Now can someone show me a picture of how the crowd looks... I've heard there can be up to a hundred people in the water, but I'd like to know how they end up spreading out. I also would like to know the percentage of surfers you can paddle past before you run into the people who you shouldn't under any circumstances paddle past. Furthermore, I'd like to know how lazy are the people, am I likely to get an uncrowded session if I paddle out just before sunrise, when you can just barely see the waves? Or is it crowded by first light?

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JimmyB Nov 13, 2010 Rating: 2

Looks perfect.

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foxyfox1988 Jul 29, 2009 Rating: 1

Kinda like Megan Fox but waterey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vbl Feb 17, 2010 Rating: 2

Can you say "Retard"? No malaria in SA south of Jozi

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ZsJ Dec 6, 2009 Rating: 2

Can you say... "Malaria"?

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Seminoles Jun 23, 2009 Rating: 2

Any woman that peruses this will have their underwear blown off and their lady parts filled with babies!

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dora lives Jun 17, 2009 Rating: 0

i had a cup of tea and a pancake with shaun in tempest during this years highland pro was itching to get back to jay bay nice chap i must say but no dress sence had jean's with yelloow shit catching flares on the bottom c,mon shaun !!!

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Rollinbarrin Apr 12, 2009 Rating: 2

I was just wondering, what is a good, cheap camera to start out with? I want to make movies of me and my friends bodyboarding. It needs to be able to be watertight at least a little deep. Most of the shots will be shorebreak. Any suggestions?

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Surf Dawg Mar 25, 2009 Rating: -1

Damn... I'd slide backside on the nose on that!

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vbl Mar 5, 2009 Rating: 2

Occy, Curren, Slater, They all rip JBay, Tons of style. I gotta say though that he ULTIMATE style guru at JBay is none other than Shaun Holmes. Every bit the ultimate Jbay legend. It took AI three tries to beat Shaun in the 'Bong Pro, and many other scalps are added to his list of victories over the years. Massif Respek!!!

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dora lives Mar 4, 2009 Rating: 12

frankie oberholtzer and warren dean j-bays finest !!!!

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wholyroly Feb 14, 2009 Rating: 18

I mind surf this photo everyday at work, one of my all time fav's, thx for submitting!

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wholyroly Feb 20, 2009 Rating: 0

In Tofino? I'm definately there during spring break, heres to a stormy summer in the Aleutians, fingers crossed!

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tofinoplease Feb 16, 2009 Rating: 13

you shoulda seen van isle this weekend, it was doing its best impersonation of this

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Andyg Feb 5, 2009 Rating: 2

Oh that wave just looks so easy to ride... I need to surf but I'm land locked. Who knows this pain and longing for a wave.

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Surf Camp Maine Feb 4, 2009 Rating: 0

thanks for the remarks everyone! I uploaded another image that was taken just a second before this one... same guy, same wave: http://magicseaweed.com/photoLab/viewPhoto.php?photoId=91549

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Gary McCall Feb 4, 2009 Rating: -1

love at first sight......

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Lakes Tom Feb 4, 2009 Rating: -1

Who would rate that anything less than a 5?!

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Toad Feb 14, 2009 Rating: 0

I'd be interested to see how / if the voting changed if names were put alongside the vote tally, similar style to the tags.

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surfer8323 Feb 4, 2009 Rating: 3

I must go there one day.

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SurfSausage Feb 2, 2009 Rating: -3

Like sliding down the side of a giant liquid lady.

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bish1889 Feb 3, 2009 Rating: 0

never had the balls to surf there, too many shit hot locals. some nice spots down that coast though...offshore glass perfection

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chenson Feb 2, 2009 Rating: -1

sublime!

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The Deputy Feb 2, 2009 Rating: -9

glassy....plays well with others, thats what we like at WWW.SURFSHERIFF.COM

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Flargin Feb 4, 2009 Rating: 2

You have unleashed an evil on the surfing community with your site. Innocent people are going to get posted and consequently may be subject to ridicule, embarrassment, and ostracism. Maybe a few aggro blokes are deserving of such a public flogging, but there is no regulation, and no one has the right to judge someone on what may have been a solitary violation of ocean etiquette.

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mcnamara Feb 3, 2009 Rating: 4

WWW.SHITSHERRIF.COCK as it should be named

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kernowbysvyken Feb 3, 2009 Rating: 3

prick

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moonface Feb 2, 2009 Rating: 12

i wanna go there

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harveywallbanger Feb 1, 2009 Rating: 17

quality wave and shot, perfect...

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harveywallbanger Feb 1, 2009 Rating: -2

Dog C*ck takes second/

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harveywallbanger Feb 1, 2009 Rating: -3

Squirl takes another with his mastif theory,,

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harveywallbanger Feb 2, 2009 Rating: 1

Na, shes given the baking up, now she just gets paid to judge best cake of the show..

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sqirl Feb 2, 2009 Rating: 0

OK I know the mystery is killing you....she got it from the wallbanger bake sale! She sure can make a mean batch of chocalate chip cookies!

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sqirl Feb 2, 2009 Rating: -3

I'd tell you where she got the money but she asked me to keep it a secret...ba dump dink!

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harveywallbanger Feb 2, 2009 Rating: 1

yep, bless her soul

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sqirl Feb 2, 2009 Rating: 1

Thanks harvey! did your mum loan you a couple of pounds to keep the internet running another week?

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RIsurf326 Feb 1, 2009 Rating: 13

perfection...dream come true

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moonface Feb 1, 2009 Rating: -3

nice velvet face to slice into mmmmm

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dora lives Feb 1, 2009 Rating: 0

was occhilupo out ,noone rides it betta !!!

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mcnamara Feb 3, 2009 Rating: 0

check out curren here in jay bay on the ultimate sessions dvd, probably the same sessions but the whole video is one of the best ive seen in years!!!!!

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DOG-COCK Feb 1, 2009 Rating: 2

Love Occy, but Curren in the Search vid is out of this world...

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My fuckin ovens busted!! Feb 1, 2009 Rating: 16

nice and mellow 4ft of pure perfection....anybodys wave like it nice pic

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sqirl Feb 1, 2009 Rating: -1

I know he didnt type it this way but when I read it all I could hear in my head was *Your candle burned out long before your legend ever did*

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soutie Feb 1, 2009 Rating: 3

mellow it is not, fast and aggro

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pat gibbs Feb 1, 2009 Rating: 16

proper bo

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henryg Jan 31, 2009 Rating: -7

Oh Oh OOOHHH! Ahhhhh............ I'm sorry I just came.

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Surf Camp Maine Jan 31, 2009 Rating: -1

Thanks for the great feedback and comments everyone... I had been in SA for a few months before I got to J-bay. I arrived after a long drive in the middle of the night, and was lucky enough to wake up to this at 5:30 in the morning. Incredible! Catching a moment like this here make you forget that this wave has teeth! The down side is I haven't surfed anything like it since...

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soutie Jan 31, 2009 Rating: 3

thats the trouble, after you have sampled that the home break seems, well, shit.

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CraigRider Jan 31, 2009 Rating: 4

SAAAAAA_WEEEEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! very good shot!

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kernowbysvyken Jan 31, 2009 Rating: 15

I got so lucky with J-bay. I was there for 5 days in the summer and didn't expect to get any waves, but I had waves everyday. Two mornings were just like that pic and with only me and two mates in the water.

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Francois Bouwer Dec 15, 2010 Rating: 0

With only me and two mates? I call bullshit.

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grahamcampbell123 Jan 31, 2009 Rating: 1

aw man Jbay is savage. great swells last september!

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scr Jan 31, 2009 Rating: 1

Thats an unreal shot, JBay is incredible , every surfer needs to go !!!

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Meunchkkleeerrr III Jan 31, 2009 Rating: 12

love how a really decent wave silences all the crap - stunning!!!

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Kaptain Kook Feb 2, 2009 Rating: 2

My last comment was to you Sweetsville, not the surfer.

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Kaptain Kook Feb 2, 2009 Rating: 5

Hey you play golf? i've just seen you on a Tic Tac advert., on TV.

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Kiwi John Jan 31, 2009 Rating: -5

thats rich coming from you teetsville, and me!?!

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paddy.long Jan 31, 2009 Rating: -4

sshhhhhh

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Graingan Jan 31, 2009 Rating: -3

Perfection!

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soutie Jan 31, 2009 Rating: 1

it is indeed, check out this one, another beauty http://magicseaweed.com/photoLab/viewPhoto.php?photoId=90709

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bra_boyz_canada Feb 14, 2009 Rating: 0

pretty funny, nice one

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lroesel Jan 31, 2009 Rating: 3

beautiful

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comatose721 Jan 31, 2009 Rating: -1

i would kill to surf that wave

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waterdog290 Jan 31, 2009 Rating: 4

I LOVE J-BAY

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DOG-COCK Jan 30, 2009 Rating: 5

Oh man,Heaven!! Its just not fair...Great style,great wave, great shot...

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moonface Feb 1, 2009 Rating: 1

i hear ya bro

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DOG-COCK Feb 1, 2009 Rating: 6

Yeh, quite painful. Espescially with the old vacuum wetsuit suck thrown in..

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moonface Feb 1, 2009 Rating: 2

fuck you should get that looked at by a profesional sounds painfull hahaha

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DOG-COCK Feb 1, 2009 Rating: 2

ha,ha, thats quite an impressive winter size. I was a fully inverted walnut whip!

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moonface Feb 1, 2009 Rating: -1

yeh this time of year its like a rose bud with a tight courdrouy sack i thought i had two belly buttons yesterday

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DOG-COCK Feb 1, 2009 Rating: 0

You must give me the name of your wetsuit maker..

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DOG-COCK Feb 1, 2009 Rating: 0

To be honest after getting out of the sea today i would have been lucky to pack -1 inches, almost had to get the plunger out.........

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moonface Feb 1, 2009 Rating: 2

mines two foot when i fold it in half

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sqirl Feb 1, 2009 Rating: -1

...I am guessing surgically implanted mastif then...the lengths people will go....to hide teensy weensy insecurities.

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DOG-COCK Feb 1, 2009 Rating: 4

If your asking me, im not getting into a size war. Although in my mind im packing a 2 foot penis so i would call it knee high,ha,ha. It is what it is, nice and solid.

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moonface Feb 1, 2009 Rating: 0

2ft then

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DOG-COCK Jan 31, 2009 Rating: 1

J-Bay is a pretty special wave, i was lucky enough to spend a couple of seasons their in the 90`s. I can honestly say its the only wave i have surfed where my legs have ached when ive kicked off. Theres so much water pushing over that reef, and so fast, surfing doesnt get much better when its properly on. But i guess i would say that being a natural foot!!

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fltraveler Jan 31, 2009 Rating: 1

those waves on your profile are nothing like jbay. just cause they might be about the same size doesnt mean it is like this pic.

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sqirl Jan 31, 2009 Rating: -1

all kinds of spots can light up in the gulf when there is a hurricane....well worth the trip. Caught a little spot near the AL FL border reeling, double overhead and bigger, offshore winds, channel, and only 10 people out! Oh the memories....I am going to have a little cry now....thanks!

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DOG-COCK Jan 31, 2009 Rating: 3

Some solid looking waves you have down their mate, slightly browner in colour than J-Bay. You would need a head lamp to get your way out of some of those kegs!! Reminds me of NE UK..

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HWN'stuckNtexas Jan 31, 2009 Rating: 2

we get waves like this here in texas..on occasion...check out my pics

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Briar Bird Jan 31, 2009 Rating: 0

Dear God, Do I have to die to get waves like this in the Gulf of Mexico?

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