Lay Day Called at Corona Open J-Bay

Courtesy of WSL – World Surf League

– Competition Called OFF for the Day
– Next Call Tomorrow 7:30 AM SAST
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World No. 5 Johanne Defay (FRA) will be up against three-time WSL Champion Carissa Moore (HAW) and event wildcard Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) in the opening heat of Round 3 when competition resumes 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:   Competition called OFF for the day
Conditions:   2 – 4 feet (0.6 – 1.2 metre)
JEFFREYS BAY, South Africa (Saturday, July 7, 2018) – The Corona Open J-Bay, Stop No. 6 on World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), has been called OFF for the day due to lack of swell on offer.

“The waves are really small so we are going to be off for the day,” said Jessi Miley-Dyer, WSL Deputy Commissioner. “We are going to have another call early again tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. local time for a possible 7:45 a.m. start. There is a bit of a pulse tomorrow so we are hopeful that we may have a chance there. If not, we may be waiting.”

The WSL Commissioner’s Office will reconvene tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. local time (SAST) to reassess the conditions and make the next call.

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 SW swell will fade through Friday, strongest in the morning. Wind will be onshore through the day. Fading and smaller surf is expected Saturday into Sunday morning as side or onshore wind continues. A heavily shadowed WSW swell will build Sunday afternoon before easing Monday, setting up inconsistent surf as side to onshore wind also prevails. A small bump of SW swell is possible on Wednesday the 11th, with potential for better swell/surf on the final day of the event window, the 13th.  

Women’s Corona Open J-Bay Round 3 Matchups:
Heat 1: Johanne Defay (FRA), Carissa Moore (HAW), Bianca Buitendag (ZAF)
Heat 2: Lakey Peterson (USA), Malia Manuel (HAW), Coco Ho (HAW)
Heat 3: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Nikki Van Dijk (AUS), Sage Erickson (USA)
Heat 4: Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW), Caroline Marks (USA), Bronte Macaulay (AUS)

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