onner Coffin (USA) will surf in Round 4 Heat 4 for his chance to make the Quarterfinals for the first time this season. Credit: © WSL / Cestari


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Corona JBay Open 2017

Corona JBay Open 2017







Location:       Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
Event window:    July 12 – 23, 2017
Today’s call:
   Competition called ON, Round 4 Heat 4 starts at 7:40AM
Conditions:         6 – 8 foot (1.8 – 2.4 metre)

JEFFREYS BAY, South Africa (Wednesday, July 19, 2017) – Competition at the Corona Open J-Bay, stop No. 6 on the 2017 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), has been called on today in clean six-to-eight foot surf (1.8 – 2.4 metre) at Supertubes. Competition will start at 7:40 a.m. local time with Round 4 Heat 3.

“We’re going to run a complete resurf of Round 4 Heat 3 because we have different conditions today,” said WSL Deputy Commissioner, Renato Hickel. “We are planning to run through the rest of Round 4 followed by Round 5 and we have the Quarterfinals on standby. We have another beautiful day here at Jeffreys Bay with excellent clean conditions so we’re looking forward to another great day of action.”

Round 4 Heat 3 will see Jordy Smith (ZAF)Filipe Toledo (BRA) and Julian Wilson (AUS) battle for a direct advance to the Quarterfinals followed by another huge match-up in Heat 4 between Matt Wilkinson (AUS)Conner Coffin (USA) and Michel Bourez (PYF).

Surfline, official forecaster for the Corona Open J-Bay, are calling for:

Good size SW/SSW swell will drop off through Wednesday, with the strongest waves expected for the earlier morning (and still fairly solid). We’re tracking an even stronger swell that should rapidly build in through the day on Thursday before fading Friday. Favorable wind on Thursday may trend onshore Friday. The final two days of the waiting period- Sat and Sun- look likely to see much smaller leftovers. 

The event will be broadcast LIVE via WorldSurfLeague.com, the WSL app and on Facebook LIVE via the WSL’s Facebook page. Also check the local listings for coverage on CBS Sports Network in the U.S., Fox Sports in Australia, ESPN in Brazil, Sky NZ in New Zealand, SFR Sports in France and Portugal and as part of the EDGEsport Network.

For more information, check out WorldSurfLeague.com.

Corona Open J-Bay Upcoming Round 4 Match-Ups:
Heat 3: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Filipe Toledo (BRA), Julian Wilson (AUS)
Heat 4: Matt Wilkinson (AUS), Conner Coffin (USA), Michel Bourez (PYF)