J-Bay Open called on for round 1

Reigning WSL Champion Gabriel Medina (BRA) will take on Joel Parkinson (AUS) and Keanu Asing (HAW) in the final heat of Round 1 today. Image: WSL / Cestari
Reigning WSL Champion Gabriel Medina (BRA) will take on Joel Parkinson (AUS) and Keanu Asing (HAW) in the final heat of Round 1 today.
Image: WSL / Cestari

The competition will get underway today at the J-Bay Open, stop No. 6 on the 2015 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT).

The world’s best surfers will run through Round 1 in four-to-six foot surf at Jeffreys Bay.

“The swell has definitely improved this morning,” Kieren Perrow, WSL Commissioner said.

“There’s some decent sets in the head-high range and the wind is holding off, which is nice. We are starting at 7:40 a.m. with the aim of finishing Round 1 and we’re looking at some really nice waves”.

First to compete will be Taj Burrow (AUS), Michel Bourez (PYF) and Brett Simpson (USA) in the opening heat of Round 1.

-The Herald

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