First Indoor Concept Market at St Francis Links clubhouse, Saturday, 2nd July

First Indoor Concept Market at St Francis Links clubhouse, Saturday, 2nd July

First Indoor Concept Market at St Francis Links clubhouse, this Saturday, 2nd July.

The market will run from 8:30 till 14:00.

Start your weekend with chill vibe, artisan food & drinks, great company. More than 25 refreshing and practical raffle prizes waiting to be won at the market. Just to name a few:

1. Family photoshoot with hairdo & makeup

2. 2 Nights away for a couple

3. Gins & cheeses, First Choice Hampers

4. Home decor

5. Salon hampers

6. Individual training session & a home program with Anzerie Harper Biokineticists

Park Off Music Festival Coming To JBay

Park Off Music Festival Coming To JBay


News release

29 June 2022

Park Off Music Festival Coming To JBay


Supertubes Park, Da Gama Road, JBay – This year will see the welcome return of the best surfers in the world to JBay for the Corona Open JBay. The waiting period for the surf event is 12-21 July 2022.

This year, the Park Off Music Festival will take place from 12 – 17 July. There will be six nights of music, and it will take place in a fully tented area of the Supertubes Park, so it’s on come rain or shine. 

Top artists include Sean Koch, Timo ODV, Matthew Mole and more. In addition, local surfer and musician Stevie Sawyer will be jamming on the first night, 12 June, along with Sean Koch and Tidal Waves. 


Stevie Sawyer © Kody McGregor


Other bands include Abby Nurock, Yndian Mynah, GoodLuck, Will Linley and Year of Dogs.

The Park Off Music Festival is the official music festival of the Corona Open JBay. 


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Notes From The Editor – Happenings, Functions and Events in St Francis Bay

Notes From The Editor – Happenings, Functions and Events in St Francis Bay

Tonight, Thursday 19 May

… the Kouga Business Forum invites business owners and operators in the St Francis area to attend the launch of the KBF in St Francis. The KBF wants to present the benefits of being a member of the organization. 

When: Tonight, Thursday 19 May 2022, at 18:30.

Venue: St Francis Links

RSVP: Leilani 084 681 3702

Tomorrow night 

… Theron & Canfield return to the St Francis Brewery with ‘you want to be there’, an evening of songs by Leonard Cohen. The show has been selling out across the country. It promises tears, cheers, and multiple encores. As one fan said, “Even if you aren’t a Leonard Cohen fan, you will be after seeing this show.” 

Friday 20/5 

Cost R120

End of the month

… The FOSTER Jol

Potjiekos & Live Bands – celebrating our green spaces

Live Bands:

West Wind

School of Rock

Lions Gate


Three different Potjies to choose from

Kids under 12: Burgers & Chips

Cash Bar

Event T-shirts are available. T-shirt selection will be visible after you have selected your tickets. 

Tickets are available here –


Rotary Social  – The Crew Get Their Groove On At Quays

Rotary Social – The Crew Get Their Groove On At Quays

It is so nice to be able to get together again with our partners and do what St Francis Rotarians love to do – have fun!!

To celebrate the Club’s successful fundraising year, Rtn Chantel James of Quays Restaurant hosted what was the first of hopefully many Club Happy Hour evenings. Thank you Chantel! What was meant to be an hour or two to chat over a sundowner turned into an evening to be remembered!

The West Wind Magazine Turns One

The West Wind digital community magazine was introduced about a year ago to cover long-read stories from St Francis Bay and further afield. The reach includes Oyster Bay, JBay, Humansdorp and sometimes other interesting spots in our region. 

The magazine was a hit, and it has around 2,000 readers each and every month. 

It consists of exciting and relevant long-read topics and reviews, restaurant reviews and interviews with personalities. It also has photo showcases from local photographers, sporting event reviews, upcoming event news and everything that happens in between.  

One of the most popular articles was Prof Cowling’s story on the demise of the surfing wave known as 69’s due to the harbour build.  This was in Issue Seven. The actual story can be read here or click on the image to see the full magazine. 

Overview, indicating where 69’s used to be


The most read issue was Issue Six which featured a cover by Christopher Scott. 

The West Wind Issue Six

Which came in at 5,245 readers and 22,090 impressions. 

The most recent issue – Issue Eleven – 

The West Wind Issue Eleven

has also been a popular read with more than 2,000 readers. The most-read stories in this issue were Si Cunneen’s photo feature, a review on Robin Auld playing at Nevermind Restaurant, and an art feature by local writer Jacquei Jorgenson on local artist Juliette Godfrey.  

The West Wind digital community magazine is monthly. Still, we have missed a few deadlines, and sometimes we consider it more like a semi-regular magazine than a monthly publication. Still, we are currently working on issue 12, and it looks like it will be a bumper issue. 

If you’re interested in advertising or contributing in any way, or even if you have an idea for some good content, feel free to reach out to the editor here