Lay Day Called Today and Tomorrow (July 10) at Corona Open J-Bay

Courtesy of WSL – World Surf League

– Next Call Wednesday, July  11
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When the Corona Open J-Bay resumes, California’s Sage Erickson (USA) will take on six-time WSL Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) and Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) in Round 3 Heat 3. Credit: © WSL / Cestari


Location:      Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Event window:   July 2 – 16, 2018
Today’s call:   Competition called OFF July 9 & July 10
Conditions:   Inconsistent 2 – 3 foot (0.6 – 1 metre)
JEFFREYS BAY, South Africa (Monday, July 9, 2018) – The Corona Open J-Bay, Stop No. 6 on World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), will be off today (July 9) and tomorrow (July 10) due to small and inconsistent surf on offer at Supertubes.

“We are going to do the next call on Wednesday,” said Jessi Miley-Dyer, WSL Deputy Commissioner. “The swell on Friday still looks really good, but I am going to have another look on Wednesday – I think it is worth it. The winds do not look as great but there is still going to be swell, so I want to have a look on Wednesday. Other than that, it looks like Friday could be pretty all-time for us.”

The WSL Commissioner’s Office will reconvene Wednesday, July 11 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:

Modest, shadowed WSW swell continues Monday, easing through the day, with side shore N wind. A slightly better SW swell fills in late Tuesday and holds Wednesday morning, although side to onshore wind is expected Wednesday. Confidence has increased further that we’ll see at least a medium size swell for the end of the week (late Thur and Fri) that will very likely produce the best surf of the remaining event window. 

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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