Caption: Jolan Bonelli (REU) and Kai Woolf (Jeffreys Bay) celebrate their JQS Men’s and Women’s titles at the Jordy Smith Cape Town Surf Pro pres. by O’Neill at Big Bay on Saturday
Photo: WSL / Thurtell

Current World No. 5 Willian Cardoso (BRA), the runner-up in the 2017 Ballito Pro pres. by Billabong, will be the highest ranked surfer in the 50th edition of the event which will be held at Willard Beach in KwaDukuza from Jun 25 – 2 July this year Photo: WSL / Cestari

​2018 Tigers Milk Winter Classic Longboard Champions: Crystal Hulett & Steven Sawyer. Photo Erin de Swardt /SSA

In one of the best 25 minutes of contest surfing seen at Muizenberg in many years, Steven Sawyer of Jeffrey’s Bay produced two 9 plus point rides in the Final of the WSL Speciality Men’s Longboard division at the 2018 Tigers Milk Winter Classic yesterday (Sunday June 10th) to take the title and the R6000 prize purse. In the WSL Speciality Women’s final, talented Seal Point longboarder Crystal Hulett beat defending champion Simone Robb to take gold and the R6000 winner’s purse.

Desmond and the Tutus

JBay – The event organisers are proud to announce the music lineup at the Corona Sunset Sessions, to be held at the Corona Open JBay contest site. The Corona Sunset Sessions will take place over both festival weekends 5-7 July and 12-14 July, and will feature some top South African musical acts.

The Corona Sunset  Sessions are all complimentary, and proudly brought to you by the Corona Open JBay. There will be 12 bands or artists over the two weekends, and every one of the shows are completely free of charge. There are no tickets to be bought, no bookings to be made and no queuing for anything. Just pitch up and enjoy the vibes.


Over 120 competitors will surf in the 2018 Tigers Milk Winter Surf Classic which gets under way at Surfers Corner, Muizenberg on Friday morning.

Of these, 21 have represented South Africa at International events, four have surfed for Great Britain and one has competed for New Zealand.

 There are 31 National Champions in the mix and 49 of the surfers competing this weekend have earned provincial and district colours.