J-bay is the spot where the warm currents of the Indian Ocean meet the cold waters of the Atlantic, creating unique and perfect conditions for surfing! Between April and September the low pressure moves around the Cape of Good Hope and generate swells that run on St. Francis's Cape and enter Jeffrey's Bay, creating what is considered the most beautiful right in the world. In fact, in July, the stage of the WCT Pro J-Bay takes place, where the best surfers in the world come to town and show their surf!
Cloud Nine is a perfect, top to bottom, barrelling peak that’s short but sweet when the conditions align. Ideal swell direction is NE, as too much E tends to by-pass Cloud 9 a bit and focus on the adjacent reef of Quicksilver, while too much N can slam it shut. Higher tides also improve makeability as the coral lurks challengingly close to the open air.
It is known for the surf break and heavy, glassy waves offshore, often reaching 2 to 3 m (6.6 to 9.8 ft), and sometimes up to 7 meters (23 feet). It is the site of the annual Billabong Pro Tahiti surf competition, part of the World Championship Tour (WCT) of the Association of Surfing Professionals World Tour surfing circuit and used to be one stop in the World Tour of the International Bodyboarding Association. Bodyboarding pioneers Mike Stewart and Ben Severson were the first to surf Teahupo'o in 1986 and it soon became an underground spot for thrill-seeking bodyboarders.
Impressive, point-style, righthand reefbreak that forms half of the Thamburudhoo Island double act along with Honky’s. Sultans regularly delivers the biggest, longest waves in North Male and is one of only 3 righthanders that will work when the SW monsoon blows throughout the middle months of the year. It starts with a swift, steep, yet manageable drop into a carving wall that throws some nice hooks on the faster inside reef, a full 300m down the line on big SE swells.