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Oakley X-Over Jbay 2014

The Inaugural Oakley X Over, formed part of the J Bay Winterfest  that took place in Jeffery’s Bay, South Africa on the 15 – 16 July 2014. The X Over is a multidiscipline event with a field of 12 of South Africa’s elite athletes competing in mountain biking, golf and surfing, We put together a short wrap video featuring the highlights of the event.

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One could not find a better location to host the 2014 Oakley X Over

The Oakley X Over official after video

Athletes:
Bob Skinstad – Former Springbok Rugby player & 2007 World Cup winner
Butch James – Former Springbok Rugby player & 2007 World Cup winner
Garreth McClellan “Soldierboy” – EFC middleweight champion
David Miller – Proteas Cricket Player
Greg Minnaar – 3 x Downhill MTB World Champion
John Smit – Springbok & Most capped international rugby captain of all time. 2007 World Cup winner
Jordy Smith – World’s top rated Professional ASP Surfer
Kevin Evans- Professional Cyclist
Ruan De Smidt – Professional Golfer
Ryan O Connor – KFM Radio DJ
Ryan Sandes – Professional Ultra Marathon Trail Runner currently leads world rankings
Raynard Tissink – Multiple Ironman Champion

Produced By Retroyspective

Aerial – Skyhook
Additional Footage – Silver Bullet Productions
Go Pro South Africa – WOHZA
Edit – Graeme Brunt

The event coincided with the Jbay open of surfing , below are some images from the X over and the Jbay open

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Supers from the air just after the historic final between Mick Fanning and Joel Parkinson – Image Skyhook/Retroyspective

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The newly installed wind turbines that surround Jbay and St Francis at dusk

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The icon of the JBU and a familiar sight along the MTB route of the X over

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Negotiating the paddle out at solid supers can be tricky even for the pro’s

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the green room

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Owen Wright with his amazing comeback to the tour

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Taj looking very composed as he slots in

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Point is known as the easy wave in Jbay and is a super fun right, at certain tides it has a nice little punch and was the perfect spot for the Xover surfing competition.

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Jordy Smith on the inside cheers on Raynard Tissink as he goes down the line at the Xover. this is what the Xover was all about, camaraderie between the Athletes

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Jordy Smith at point – this has not been seen in a while…

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Interesting turn at the Xover

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That’s what you get for dropping in – Butch James takes a tumble while David Miller negotiates the inside at the Xover

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Kevin Evans Waiting for a set at the Xover

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Soldier Boy contemplating life in the lineup at the Xover

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Kevin Evans off the bottom at the Xover

 

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Preparing for a coverup at the Jbay open

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Kelly Slater swamped by fans at the Jbay open

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The Skyhook drone being dive bombed by the locals

 

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from Left – Aurthur the MTB course builder, Graham the Drone Pilot and Max the commentator take in some amazing light at the pre race rekkie flight.

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Soldier boy and Myself at the Xover prize giving party – pic – Craig Kolesky/Nikon/Lexar

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Dylan Lightfoot enjoying some freesurf hangtime – the South African Wildcard winner into the Jbay Open

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Current 2014 ASP rankings leader Gabriel Medina with his critical backhand attack at the Jbay open

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The 2014 Jbay open final – Mick slots in while Joel looks on from the shoulder

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one last shot of Supers. Just because.