Updated Call for Corona Open J-Bay: Potential Finish Friday, July 13

Courtesy of WSL – World Surf League

– Next Call Friday, July  13
– More Available at WorldSurfLeague.com



When the Corona Open J-Bay resumes, Malia Manuel (HAW) will surf against current World No. 1 Lakey Peterson (USA) and Coco Ho (HAW) in Round 3 Heat 2. Credit: © WSL / Cestari


Location:      Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Event window:   July 2 – 16, 2018
Today’s call:   Competition called OFF July 11 & July 12
Conditions:   Inconsistent 2 – 3 foot (0.6 – 1 metre)
JEFFREYS BAY, South Africa (Tuesday, July 10, 2018) – The Corona Open J-Bay, Stop No. 6 on World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), will be off Wednesday, July 11 and Thursday, July 12 due to small and inconsistent surf on offer at Supertubes. WIth favorable swell and winds projected for later in the week, the WSL Commissioners will reconvene on Friday, July 13 for the next call.

“We are actually going to make another call only on Friday, July 13,” said Jessi Miley-Dyer, WSL Deputy Commissioner. “I am pretty confident that is going to be the day for us. I am pretty confident that it is going to be Finals Day, and I am going to be able to run everything. It looks really good, six-foot and offshore. It is potentially the best day we’ve seen so far at J-Bay, so I am excited. No call tomorrow or Thursday. The next call will be Friday the 13th.”

The WSL Commissioner’s Office will reconvene Friday, July 13 to reassess the conditions and make the next call for a potential 7:30 a.m. SAST start.

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:

Generally small surf is expected through the first half of Thursday. Medium to strong SW swell is likely for Friday, with favorable wind.    

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)

For more information, please visit WorldSurfLeague.com.


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