Friday, July 4, 2014
Updated: Sunday, July 5, 2015
Winter in South Africa means a late sunrise and early heats surfed in beautiful morning light.
The iconic righthander seen from the air.
The locals are in no hurry here in Africa.
'Chokka' boats, or squid fishermen, are frequently seen off Jeffreys Bay and are responsible for the freshest calamari in town.
These J-Bay locals don't mind sharing a wave at Supertubes.
If the aloes had eyes, imagine all the stories they could tell.
The ocean is alive with wildlife at Jeffreys Bay.
No shortage of fresh seafood here.
Nothing better than waking up to this sight.
Just a short drive from the famed Supertubes break and you'll find yourself spotting the country's "big five": Lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and Cape buffalo.
Seaview Lion Park is a favorite stop for touring pros who take a break to play with the cubs.
A local, right at home.
Wildlife isn't the only thing on display at J-Bay. A view from the air shows some of the human-made homes on the beachfront at Supertubes.
Zulu dancers perform at the J-Bay Open each year.
Crowds flock to the sand to watch the world's best compete in pumping conditions at Supertubes.
The barrel at Supertubes is arguably even more beautiful than the sights on land.
Surfers up before dawn can catch a few waves before the contest begins each day.
The J-Bay Open music festival features impressive musical talent, including the bluesy sounds of former World Champion Tom Curren (USA), who played at the 2014 event.
The endangered white rhino is a rare and special sight at game parks around J-Bay.
Spending time on safari in South Africa is a favorite lay day activity for 11-time World Champion Kelly Slater (USA) and friends.
Sometimes even the pros have to share waves with the locals.
Even if you can't be there, you can savor J-Bay's perfect rights LIVE daily here and on the WSL App from July 8-19 local time.