JEFFREYS BAY, Eastern Cape, South Africa (Friday, July 15, 2022) – The Corona Open J-Bay, Stop No. 9 on the World Surf League (WSL) 2022 Championship Tour (CT), is ON for the final day of competition. The Corona Open J-Bay will start at 7:35 a.m. SAST with the men’s Quarterfinals, followed by the women’s and men’s Semifinals, and women’s and men’s Finals. Four-to-six foot waves are on offer at Supertubes with light, variable winds for what promises to be another memorable day.

In the opening men’s Quarterfinal, World No. 2 Jack Robinson (AUS) will meet Samuel Pupo (BRA) for their first CT matchup. Robinson has the opportunity to gain some ground on World No. 1 Filipe Toledo (BRA) after he was eliminated in the Round of 16.

South Africa’s Jordy Smith is in his third Quarterfinal of the season but has yet to advance to the Semifinals. The two-time event winner will be up against World No. 3 Ethan Ewing (AUS) who has also produced superb performances at Supertubes this week.

The first women’s Semifninal matchup will see two-time World Champion Tyler Wright (AUS) take on seven-time World Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS). The Corona Open J-Bay is Wright’s first CT event back since the Roxy Pro G-Land, and despite it being her first time competing at J-Bay, she’s looking poised for a great result.

The 2019 Corona Open J-Bay winner Carissa Moore (HAW) will face a big challenge in the second Semifinal against Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA). Weston-Webb showed her comfort in bigger conditions and put on a goofy-foot masterclass at J-Bay to book her spot for Finals Day.

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Corona Open J-Bay Men’s Quarterfinal Matchups: 
HEAT 1: Jack Robinson (AUS) vs. Samuel Pupo (BRA)
HEAT 2: Italo Ferreira (BRA) vs. Kanoa Igarashi (JPN)
HEAT 3: Yago Dora (BRA) vs. Connor O’Leary (AUS)
HEAT 4: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Ethan Ewing (AUS)

Corona Open J-Bay Women’s Semifinal Matchups:
HEAT 1: Tyler Wright (AUS) vs. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS)
HEAT 2: Carissa Moore (HAW) vs. Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA)

Watch LIVE
The Corona Open J-Bay will be broadcast LIVE on, the WSL app, and on WSL’s YouTube Channel. Also, check local listings for coverage from the WSL’s broadcast partners.