Be a good sport

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Surf’s up in Jef­freys Bay this month and, for the first time since 2000, the best fe­male surfers will be com­pet­ing in a World Surf League event at Su­per­tubes along­side the guys. (Names to know: Aus­tralia’s Tyler Wright is the reign­ing two-time ladies world champ, and Jordy Smith is SA’s man to watch in the waves.) This is one of only two sports con­tests at the JBay Win­ter­fest that or­di­nary folk can’t en­ter. (The other is the celebrity X-Over, a ‘triathlon’ of golf, MTB and surf­ing.) The rest of us can sign up for a cold-wa­ter swim, a three-stage trail run, a MTB race through the wind farm or a fish­ing con­test. En­try fees vary. 2–17 July. jbay­win­ter­fest.com Along­side the tra­di­tional for­est marathon and cy­cle tour, the Knysna Oys­ter Fes­ti­val has a colour run, MTB-X (ob­sta­cle course on wheels) and 30km e-bike race. oys­ter­fes­ti­val.co.za

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