The fans and the competitors won’t forget this day at J-Bay. It was pro surfing at its best. The South African point break delivered flawless six-to-eight-foot waves, and the athletes answered accordingly. The day kicked off with pure magic. When Filipe Toledo gained speed and launched into a magnificent air reverse, everybody knew this day would be a special one. The judges had no doubts – Perfect 10.
Jordy Smith scored the first ever Perfect 20 heat at J-Bay with a combination of power surfing and flawless tube riding. With two Perfect 10-point rides, the South African made history at his favorite surf break and secured a spot in Round 4 of the 2017 Corona Open J-Bay. “It feels absolutely phenomenal. Just be to here at J-Bay where the waves are firing and to have that opportunity is incredible. You go out there and give it everything you’ve got,” noted Smith.
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Jordy Smith scores a Perfect 20 heat at J-Bay
Filipe Toledo surfed the first Perfect 10-point wave of the 2017 Corona Open J-Bay, in South Africa. The Brazilian wonder boy stormed the second day of competition in flawless five-to-eight-foot surf at Supertubes. Toledo won his Round 2 heat with a near-perfect two-wave total of 19.63 points. “It feels good to be back.You just have to enjoy it out there. Our heat was definitely amazing with pumping surf non-stop. My froth level is over the moon,” expressed Toledo.
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Spectacular waves ignite the 2017 Corona Open J-Bay
Matt Wilkinson has taken out the 2017 Outerknown Fiji Pro. Wilkinson confirmed the third Championship Tour victory of his career after defeating rookie sensation Connor O’Leary in a tight final held in wind-affected four-to-five-foot waves at Cloudbreak. “I am so stoked. It definitely feels good to pick up momentum rather than to have the yellow jersey to lose. Now, I have it to keep,” said Matt Wilkinson.
Matt Wilkinson conquers the 2017 Outerknown Fiji Pro
Four surfers have confirmed their spot in the quarterfinals of the 2017 Outerknown Fiji Pro. The non-elimination round at Cloudbreak brought a few surprises, but Matt Wilkinson played a smart game in a tricky heat against Julian Wilson and Ian Gouveia. It’s clear he wants the yellow jersey. “I’ve just been free surfing and keeping busy on those lay days, but stoked to get it back on and get some fun waves. Before last year, I’d never really had a big result here. To get to that final last year was a pretty good confidence boost for me for this year,” explained Wilkinson.
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Round 4 completed at Cloudbreak