JEFFREYS BAY, South Africa (Thursday, July 7, 2016) – Competition will continue today at stop No. 6 on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), the J-Bay Open. Things will get underway today at 7:40 a.m. with the remaining heats of elimination Round 2 and the WSL Top 34 will battle to avoid early elimination in three-to-five foot surf at Jeffreys Bay.
“We had a big day yesterday and we wanted to make the most of that swell,” said WSL Commissioner Kieren Perrow. “We have some north-west wind today but it’s fairly light and supposed to get lighter throughout the day and there are still some good sets coming through. We are on, starting at 7:40 a.m. with Round 2. It’s unlikely that we’ll go any further than that but we’ll keep an eye on it.”
Two-time event winner and 2012 WSL Champion Joel Parkinson (AUS) will take on Matt Banting (AUS) in Round 2 Heat 7.
Up first will be Michel Bourez (PYF) and 2016 CT Rookie Ryan Callinan (AUS) in the opening heat of the day, Round 2 Heat 5The event is also being carried by the WSL’s LIVE broadcast partners Fox Sports Australia, CBS Sports in the United States, ESPN Brasil, Globosat, Edgesport, Sky NZ, Sport TV, Canal + Deportes, Channel Nine, MCS, Starhub, and Oceanic Time Warner Cable 250 & 1250 in Hawaii.
For more information, check out WorldSurfLeague.com
J-Bay Open Round 2 Match-Ups: