Current equal No 3 on the Jeep Leaderboard Owen Wright advanced to round three of the Corona Open J-Bay after defeating rookie Ethan Ewing in heat 3 of round 2 at Supertubes, South Africa, on Monday. Photo WSL / Kelly Cestari.
The Corona Open J-Bay, stop No. 6 on the 2017 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), was called on last Monday in building three-to-five foot surf (0.9–1.5 metre) at Supertubes, in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa.
‘The conditions have really cleaned up in the past 30 minutes since the “devil wind” has stopped,’ said WSL Deputy Commissioner, Renato Hickel. ‘We are on and we’re hoping to complete Round 2 with 35 minute heats and there’s signs of building swell on the dropping tide.’
The remainder of Round 2 will see surfers battle to avoid early elimination with current No. 3 on the Jeep Leaderboard Owen Wright (AUS) up against 2017 WSL Rookie Ethan Ewing (AUS) in the opening heat of the day.