ANT Fox J-Bay photo blog:
IT'S been a while, months even, since Brazil's leg of the World Tour and with swell queueing up at J-Bay and axe hanging heavy over those who fail to perform the stage is set.
J-Bay is a wave the locals do well on, it might look like the perfect point but it can section like a bendy bus making knowledge of what the sand's been doing key. A bit of pre event training goes down pretty well here hence why the competitors tend to turn up early.
Rides of 300 metres are not uncommon with fast wall, barrel and punt sections all lining up, but the wave is incredibly unforgiving of the jerky, shaky brigade. You need a fast flowing style like the wave itself, speed in and speed out.
Newcomers to the spot need to know the sections, first up is Magnatubes, then moving down the line: Boneyards, Supertubes, Car Park Section, Impossibles, Salad Bowls, Coins, Tubes, the Point and finally Albatross.
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