Corona Open J-Bay 2023: Experience the World’s Biggest Surfing Contest on the Sunshine Coast

Gear up your car, book a flight, or catch a bus – whatever you do, you’re going to want to head east this July as Jeffreys Bay plays host to the Corona Open J-Bay 2023 as part of the World Surfing League’s Championship Tour from 13 – 22 July 2023.


This event is the biggest international surfing competition and brings the best surfers from around the world to the Eastern Cape coastline to tackle some of the best waves on the planet. The World Surfing League is the governing body of professional surfing with the sole authority to crown the men’s and women’s world champions in the sport, and the Championship Tour is the fight for those titles.

Jeffery’s Bay, situated right near the Southernmost tip of  Africa in the Eastern Cape province, and at the gateway of the beautiful Garden Route, is considered the best right-hand point break on the planet.

Celebrity Pro-Surfer Kelly Slater lists it as one of his favourite waves in the world. Popular surfing spots include Kitchen Window, Tubes, Super Tubes, Point and Albatross. The waves at Super Tubes can get up to about 10 – 12 feet and are very fast.

Make sure you’re there and start planning your visit now for the biggest surfing tournament in the world. From chilled-out dorms to boutique hotels, here’s a list of a few stunning stays you’d want to book today!

And while you’re there, have a look at these great things to do in Jeffery’s Bay.



Alongside the Corona Open J-Bay 2023 surfing championship, SA’s top musical talent is set to entertain the crowds at the Park Off Musical Festival happening at the Supertubes Park in Da Gama Road, Jeffery’s Bay, from 13 to 16 July.

The lineup includes Desmond and the Tutus and Stevie Sawyer & Friends performing on 13 July. Timo ODV, Abby Nurock, Aidan Caye and Trist take the stage on 14 July with GoodLuck, Dean Fuel and Jake White Disco performing on the 15th. The music festival ends with Jeremy Loops, Muzi and more on 16 July.

You can also enjoy a range of comedy, film and food offerings at the Park Off Musical Festival. Follow @parkoffmusicfestiva for more information and updates.

When: 13 – 16 July | 5pm – 10.30pm daily
Where: Supertubes Park, Da Gama Road, Jeffreys Bay
Cost: From R230pppp | BOOK NOW


Start planning your visit now for the biggest surfing tournaments in the world. Looking for accommodation in Jeffreys Bay that will tick all your boxes? Jeffreys Bay is synonymous with gorgeous coastlines and record-breaking swells, making this Eastern Cape town the ultimate destination for surfers and tourists from all over the world.

The town itself offers a range of coffee shops, restaurants, and surf shops, even a surf museum, and a range of other outdoor activities. View our list of recommended guest houses, hotels and resorts to try here.


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