JEFFREYS BAY, Eastern Cape, South Africa (Thursday, July 6, 2022) – In one week, the world’s best surfers will return to the famed right-hand point break of Jeffreys Bay for the Corona Open J-Bay, Stop No. 9 on the World Surf League (WSL) 2023 Championship Tour (CT). As the second-to-last stop of the regular CT season, before the Rip Curl WSL Finals, this competition will be pivotal in the World Title race. The Corona Open J-Bay holds a competition window from Thursday, July 13, through Saturday, July 22, 2023.
World Champions Carissa Moore (HAW) and Tyler Wright (AUS) have clinched their spots in the WSL Final 5, leaving only three women’s spots open.
All of the men’s WSL Final 5 spots remain unclaimed but that could quickly change in J-Bay.
The race to qualify for the Olympic Games Paris 2024 is also tightening. There are 10 men’s and four women’s places still on the line, and the points from J-Bay will be critical in deciding who will represent their country in Tahiti next year.