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August and September is the best time for surf in Jeffreys Bay!

The WSL Corona JBay Open has come and gone with Felipe Toledo once again taking the title and Stephanie Gilmore taking the women's title

The best part being the quiet and calm which once again returns to the town. You can get a parking, get into restaurants, pubs and supermarkets. Not that the local businesses are happy but that’s how it rolls, with the quiet months to get through before December arrives and the whole scenario repeats itself, apart from the crowds in the surf. The one good thing for visitors is that the majority of accommodation establishments offer out of season rates during this period making it the cheapest time of the year for visitors.

The majority when asked for the best months to visit JBay will answer April, May and June. However, I think August, September and October are better crowd and surf wise. The wind is predominately West (offshore). Admittedly, you get a couple of days where the NW (devil wind) blows all day but generally it swings to offshore about midday and drops completely in the evenings making for classic glassy conditions when you are having your first sundowner. Timing and local knowledge are all important when scheduling your surf sessions.

Although August and April are statistically the coldest months, it is already starting to warm up a little, the whales will soon be on their way south again.

The dolphins will still be here surfing amongst the surfers in the morning and the evening.

The dolphins will still be here surfing amongst the surfers in the morning and the evening.

The dolphins will still be here surfing amongst the surfers in the morning and the evening.


So do yourself a favour, take your annual leave and get down here.