Elite athletes to compete at Oakley X-Over

2017-06-01 06:00
Bob Skinstad will once again come to Jeffreys Bay in July for the fourth edition of the annual Oakley X-Over.      Photo:ERNST OHLHOFF

Bob Skinstad will once again come to Jeffreys Bay in July for the fourth edition of the annual Oakley X-Over. Photo:ERNST OHLHOFF

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ELITE sporting celebrities from all over South Africa will descend on Jeffreys Bay in July for the fourth edition of the annual Oakley X-Over.

The event will put first-time supreme athletes AB de Villiers, Jean de Villiers and Schalk Burger through their paces in three disciplines - golf, mountain biking and surfing - in their quest for the coveted title.

They will be joined by Dale Steyn, Ryan Sandes, Raynard Tissink, Ruan de Smidt, Garreth McLellan, Greg Minnaar, Lance Isaacs, Nick de Wit, Kerim Fitzgerald, Bob Skinstad, Butch James, John Smit, Seabelo Senatla, Tonderai Chavhanga, Jordy Smith, Tom Whitaker and Ryan O’Connor.

The Oakley X-Over, sponsored by Sharp, kicks off on Thursday, July 20. First on the programme is the 15km mountain bike event that will pedal off at Fountains Mall in Jeffreys Bay at 12:00.

The Friday will see the start of the fiercely-contested surf event at Lower Point in Jeffreys Bay. The first heat will hit the water at 08:00.

The athletes will then head over to the St Francis Links Golf Course for their nine-hole tournament before the points are tallied to determine the overall winner.

Another highlight of the Oakley X-Over is the attendance of the St Francis College learners.

  • The Oaxley X-Over forms part of the JBay Winterfest that will take place from July 12 to 23. For more information, visit www.jbaywinterfest.com.

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