ELIMINATION ROUNDS 2 AND 3 OF CORONA OPEN J-BAY CALLED ON

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ELIMINATION ROUNDS 2 AND 3 OF CORONA OPEN J-BAY CALLED ON
– REMAINING ROUND 2 HEATS CALLED ON FOR 8:05 AM START
– WATCH LIVE AT FACEBOOK.COM/WSL

Caption: Two-time event winner Jordy Smith (ZAF) will be up against 11-time WSL Champion Kelly Sater (USA) in elimination Round 2 Heat 4 today at the Corona Open J-Bay.
Credit: © WSL /  Cestari

Location:      Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Event window:   July 2 – 16, 2018
Today’s call:   Men’s Rounds Round 2 (H1-2) & 3 called ON 
Conditions:   4 – 6 feet (1.2 – 1.8 metre)

JEFFREYS BAY, South Africa (Tuesday, July 3, 2018) – The Corona Open J-Bay, Stop No. 6 on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), will continue today starting at 8:05 a.m. local time (SAST) with men’s Rounds 2 and 3 called ON for today. The elimination rounds will see the competitors take on solid four-to-six foot (1.2 – 1.8 metre) waves at Supertubes.

“We’ve woken up to great conditions this morning,” said WSL Commissioner, Kieren Perrow. “We will get started at 8:05 a.m. with the remaining ten heats of Round 2, followed by Round 3. We will run 35-minute heats today and really try to take advantage of this great swell that has continued to build from yesterday. The winds should also continue to cooperate and improve throughout the morning.”

The Corona Open J-Bay will be broadcast LIVE on the WSL’s Facebook page. Also, check local listings for coverage from the WSL’s broadcast partners.

Surfline, forecast partner of the WSL, is calling for:

Medium size, overlapping SW to SSW swells will move in Tuesday and Wednesday with generally favorable wind. A larger SW to SSW swell should build through Thursday afternoon before fading on Friday. A partially to heavily shadowed and modest size WSW/SW swell looks increasingly likely for the 8th-9th, although wind may be onshore. 

Men’s Corona Open J-Bay Remaining Round 2 (H3-12) Matchups:
Heat 3: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Miguel Pupo (BRA)
Heat 4: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Kelly Slater (USA)
Heat 5: Owen Wright (AUS) vs. Ian Gouveia (BRA)
Heat 6: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Michael February (ZAF)
Heat 7: Michael Rodrigues (BRA) vs. Keanu Asing (HAW)
Heat 8: Wade Carmichael (AUS) vs. Joan Duru (FRA)
Heat 9: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Patrick Gudauskas (USA)
Heat 10: Mikey Wright (AUS) vs. Jesse Mendes (BRA)
Heat 11: Ezekiel Lau (HAW) vs. Connor O’Leary (AUS)
Heat 12: Tomas Hermes (BRA) vs. Matt Wilkinson (AUS)

The Women’s Corona Open J-Bay event window will open Friday, July 6.

Women’s Corona Open J-Bay Round 1 Matchups:
Heat 1: Johanne Defay (FRA), Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Sage Erickson (USA)
Heat 2: Tyler Wright (AUS), Silvana Lima (BRA), Bronte Macaulay (AUS)
Heat 3: Lakey Peterson (USA), Malia Manuel (HAW), Bianca Buitendag (ZAF)
Heat 4: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Nikki Van Dijk (AUS), Macy Callaghan (AUS)
Heat 5: Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA), Keely Andrew (AUS), Courtney Conlogue (USA)
Heat 6: Carissa Moore (HAW), Caroline Marks (USA), Coco Ho (HAW)

For more information, please visit WorldSurfLeague.com.

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