JBay – This year the Corona Open JBay will have an exciting addition, with the best female surfers in the world returning to surf the perfect waves of Supertubes in JBay. Their event – scheduled for July 09 – 16 – is an exciting addition to the Corona Open JBay as well as the JBay Winterfest, the multi-sports and cultural festival that takes place every year and has the Corona Open JBay as the anchor event.
Most of the Championship Tour Women’s surfers are natural footers, with the top three being the most explosive and dynamic surfers on this tour. Current world champion Tyler Wright from Australia is a fast and powerful surfer with a low slung style and has some powerful hooks in her arsenal. She has surfed Supers before and will be sure to impress all with her great down-the-line technique and fast lines.
Stephanie Gilmore, also from Australia, is one of the most stylish of all the female surfers, and her fluid carving is perfectly suited to the perfection of Supertubes. Steph has an attractive natural style, and her surfing is understated but at the same time radical. She is one of the most experienced surfers on the pro tour, and her tube riding is excellent, which will hold her in good stead at Supers.
Sally Fitzgibbons is one of the most popular Australian surfers competing on the Championship Tour, and her fans always come down in attendance whenever she’s surfing. She will no doubt attract hordes of South African fans in JBay and has a calm and casual way with these fans. Her surfing is fast and red-hot and she is a very determined competitor, always determined for the win and always pushing through until the last second of every heat.
American surfer Courtney Conlogue is another powerful natural-footer who is tenacious competitor with a strong Big Match Temperament. She loves it when the waves get a little bit bigger, when she can really start throwing it around and putting her board on a rail. She is another one who will thrive on big Supertubes, and is not scared of pulling into big tubes when the situation arises. She is also supremely fit, and this will hold her in good stead when for those long and arduous paddles from the gully back up to the top of the point.
For more on the women’ tour go here http://www.worldsurfleague.com/events/2018/wct