TRACKS MAG. - Jordy Smith and the rare, but legendary, Bruce's Beauties...
Mr Smith dazzles at the point break made famous by 'The Endless Summer'.
As a precursor to the Corona Open JBay, the rare old lady that is Bruce’s Beauties came alive last week, slap bang in the middle of school holidays. Some people have been surfing in South Africa for years and years, and have never had a chance to see her break, let alone get to surf Bruce’s. This session changed all that for many, with a crew of visiting surfers on it.
Most swells that hit the area are from the southwest or from the west. These are the swells that travel up the coast from Cape Town and head up, eventually banging into the reef at Supertubes, forming the world-renowned almond shaped barrels that all know and love. Those swells do not even touch Bruce’s. A solid ten-foot west swell will be absolutely flat at Bruce’s. She needs a specific direction to come alive, a certain number of degrees from a certain direction before she starts showing herself.