Summer Sports Series
The SFB Summer Sports Series attracts athletes from all over South Africa to compete in some of the most scenic sporting events that South Africa has to offer!
For almost 15 years golfers and bowlers have been participating in the annual Calamari Classic in St Francis Bay every September. Since 2010 the sporting program has been extended with a two day doubles squash tournament and a sports day at Port St Francis. The events include a 5km/10km run, a swimming event around the jetties (400m, 800m or the Port St Francis Mile), a surfski race while the anything that floats competition takes place around the jetties followed by a 5km trail run and a mountain bike day & night ride. Somehting for everyone!
New Years Eve Bash
Bring in the new year with a bang, at SA's largest New Years Eve Bash, THE RUINS! "The Ruins" event has become synonymous with hosting the biggest and best New Years Eve party of the year. The annual event which is hosted in coastal hotspot, St Francis Bay, has pulled crowds of up to 10 000 party goers each year as well as attracted international artists. It should not be missed.
Enid Pretorius Trail Run & Walk
Walk or run the perimeter of St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis through a private nature reserve, dunes, beach, rocky coast line and more... 26km to recharge your batteries and be in contact with nature. Numbersare limited due to the sensitivity of the area.
St Francis Mountain Bike Challenge
This takes place at the end on November. The 5km route is within the safety of the St Francis Links. It is fairly flat on the brick-paved roads, suitable for young children. The 15km route is an easy flat route out of the Links onto gravel roads through indigenous bush. The 30km route is the ideal route for the reasonably fit occasional cyclist and includes indigenous forest, jeep and single track with plenty of sea views. The new 70km route has 22km of dirt road towards Oyster Bay after which it is only single track and jeep track with unimpeded views over the ocean. This distance will be hard but enjoyable.
Tuna Fishing Competition
Boats go out for up to 100kms and conditions must therefore be manageable for vessels of all sizes. Anglers will compete in different categories such as Open, Juniors and Women. A weather committee decides if fishing can take place each day.
The public are welcome to watch the daily weigh in on Squid Square at the Port.
As in the past, a kids fun fishing competition will take place on Saturday afternoon from the jetties while waiting for the boats to return from sea. Teams of up to four can enter, each team must have one adult as team member.