Opening day magic unfolded at one of the world’s premier venues at Jeffreys Bay and the world’s best rose to beautiful conditions. Yago Dora’s momentum from Rio was palpable, posting more near-perfection to lead the surge into the Round of 16 alongside excellent showings from former event victor and current World No. 1 Filipe Toledo, World No. 2 Griffin Colapinto, and Final 5 incoming threat John John Florence. First elimination duels are locked in for the Round of 16, plus women await to get their 2023 event runs underway.

In South Africa awaits the best right-hander on Earth. The pointbreak is a blank canvas for the world’s best surfers to draw creative lines. But J-Bay’s perfection is matched by its pressure. Just two events remain in the fight for the WSL Final 5 and Qualification Season race. Time is running out for the contenders to rise up the rankings.

The second day of competition at the Corona Open J-Bay, has been called off. Small surf and onshore winds are affecting conditions and the next call will be on Saturday, July 15 at 7:45 a.m. GMT +2.