Oakley X-Over Jbay 2014

By August 28, 2014 Events and Campaigns

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.


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

The Oakley X Over official after video

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


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


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


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


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


the green room


Owen Wright with his amazing comeback to the tour


Taj looking very composed as he slots in


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.


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


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


Interesting turn at the Xover


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


Kevin Evans Waiting for a set at the Xover


Soldier Boy contemplating life in the lineup at the Xover


Kevin Evans off the bottom at the Xover



Preparing for a coverup at the Jbay open


Kelly Slater swamped by fans at the Jbay open


The Skyhook drone being dive bombed by the locals



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.


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


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


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


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


one last shot of Supers. Just because.