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World’s Best Surfers Set To Return To Jeffreys Bay For Corona Open J-Bay

14 June 2022
Pictured: The iconic lineup of Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay. Credit: © WSL/Tostee

Pictured: The iconic lineup of Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay. Credit: © WSL/Tostee

JEFFREYS BAY, Eastern Cape, South Africa (Monday, April 25, 2022) - The Corona Open J-Bay, the ninth stop on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), is set to return to Jeffreys Bay after a two year postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The world’s best surfers will take on one of the world’s most renowned righthand pointbreaks from 12 to 21 July 2022.

This year there’s even more at stake with a reduced field of 22 men and 10 women who will have made the Mid-year cut-off after the Margaret River Pro in Western Australia. The 2019 Corona Open J-Bay winner, Gabriel Medina (BRA), will return to Supertubes after he was awarded the men’s 2022 WSL CT season wildcard, which gives him entry into all Championship Tour events following the Mid-season Cut. 

In 2019, Medina became the first goofy-footer in 35 years to win in Jeffreys Bay. After taking a long break from competition, the three-time World Champion will not only be looking to defend his win at J-Bay, but also his World Title. After J-Bay, there’s only one event to go before the Final 5 will be decided to battle for the World Title at the Rip Curl WSL Finals at Trestles, California from 6-18 September 2022.

Carissa Moore (HAW), current world number 1, will also be back in J-Bay to defend her title from 2019. The four-time World Champion will face tough competition from an in-form Tyler Wright (AUS) and 2019 runner-up Lakey Peterson (USA).

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