The waves at Supertubes in JBay were absolutely perfect for the elimination round 2 of the Corona Open JBay. Four to six-foot lines peeled down the point all day from a 10:30 AM start, and were still reeling down perfectly as the sun went down.
There were some radical performances throughout the day, a few upsets and a few surprises. Jadson Andre (Bra) eliminated Kolohe Andino (USA) in what was the biggest upset of the day, and Filipe Toledo (Bra) was the most outstanding surfer of the day with a 10-point ride and a heat total of 19.63.
Eleven times world champion Kelly Slater was injured free surfing Boneyards today and has withdrawn from the event. His injury will give Filipe Toledo a pass through round 3.
In another close heat, Leo Fioravanti (ITA) defeated Sebastian Zietz (Haw) in a closely fought encounter. Fioravanti will now face lone South African Jordy Smith in round 3.
Rookie surfer Ezekiel Lau from Hawaii had a close heat with Brazilian goofy footer Wiggolly Dantes, with the powerful Hawaiian emerging victorious from the exchange after a few powerful barrels through the inside Carpark section.
The forecasts are showing large surf over the next few days, and event organisers are spoiled for choice. Large surf has been called Tuesday 18th, and even larger surf for Thursday 20th.
Other happenings at the JBay Winterfest 2017 include the JBay Windfarm MTB Classic, The JBay Loggers Classic, the Endurade JBay X Trail Run, The Oakley X Over, a Kite Festival, the Fishing Skins tournament, a Funduro. and more.
More details at www.jbaywinterfest.com
Co-sponsors include Oakley, Kouga Municipality, Vodacom4U and First Choice.
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For JBay Winterfest information contact
t. 083 549 6795
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