Jeffreys Bay is a stop on the WSL Championship Tour and arguably the best right-hand pointbreak in the world. But the most consistent time of year to surf J-Bay is their winter (May-September), so we weren't getting our hopes up for waves.
I (Mike) prepared myself for the usual local banter - "you should have seen it yesterday" or "it is supposed to pick up next week" - but instead we got lucky with "there will be a proper swell here tomorrow."
I checked the surf reports and they were not kidding. 11-15ft with southwest (offshore) winds. My first reaction was that it might be too big to surf. But when I checked the waves at the infamous Supertubes the next morning, that was not an option.
I'll never forget paddling out into perfect J-Bay and 500 meter rides of over head surf. The waves were so good that after a surf session we couldn't help but join the crowd and take photos of the waves and surfers still in the water.