Photos: J'Bay warm up
As Craig Brokensha noted in his J'Bay Open forecast, the first half of the waiting period is looking barren, though the organisers unfortunately missed a swell by just two days.
Yesterday Supers was six feet and superb with an all-star cast getting used to its distinctive tempo.
Aaron Hughes, expat Australian and husband of WSL commentator Shannon Brooke-Hughes, clambered among the aloe and snapped these shots.
Unidentified with room to spare
Say g'day to Bruce Gold! First visited J'Bay in 1953.
...and his posse on the beach
The Supers lineup