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Topic: Crowds and Localism at J-Bay

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RE: Crowds and Localism at J-Bay

« on: January 14 2005 17:01:00 »

man i hear you guys,ime in scotland at the moment and i miss j-bay so much.The folks are chilled out,no worries.The old school boys are a bit mean lokin but its just to scare of valies.Can give favourite surf but jeffreys is surf so i cant pick a spot,jeffreys is my favorite...shandez



RE: Crowds and Localism at J-Bay

« Reply #1 on: June 02 2005 23:06:00 »

i plan on a surp trip with my wife and baby on september 2005. hows the crowd in that month.


Victor Franko

RE: Crowds and Localism at J-Bay

« Reply #2 on: August 01 2005 21:08:00 »

I'll be in J-Bay in early January, right after New Year's Eve.

Can anybody tell me what the conditions are like there at that time of year?

Thanks for any info.



RE: Crowds and Localism at J-Bay

« Reply #3 on: September 09 2005 08:09:00 »

People must just chill out about localism.  The ocean is for everybody!  Especially since we are its guests.  Only takes a shark attack to bring that back into perspective. Peace



RE: Crowds and Localism at J-Bay

« Reply #4 on: December 26 2006 17:12:00 »

I have to agree !!!  The ocean was here before we were.  Can't we all just respect each other as human beings and respect our imperfections.  We see a nice wave and our surf stoke takes over. Maybe it's selfishness not to look, but when yousee a beautiful glassy tube peeling and a long face with it..  You Can't help it.


Greg Platt

RE: Crowds and Localism at J-Bay

« Reply #5 on: December 27 2006 03:12:00 »

Hey Vic Franko, We will be there also at that time.. it may be onshore as the predominant wind is South East at that time...but I saw Andy, Bruce Irons, Kelly and the others all surfing Jbay in July in horrible onshore conditions prior to the Billabong contest this year. If they can do it - I can as well. Hope we meet each other and have a laugh? How will we be able to recognize you? I will be with my son in the water... ? Mail me if you want to .......

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