Pumping surf and high-pressure heats made for a very eventful conclusion to Round Two at the Corona Open J-Bay. The painful early elimination matches snagged a few top names, including World No. 9 Kolohe Andino, No. 10 Sebastian Zietz and No. 16 Ace Buchan to name a few. But the biggest story of the day happened just north of the contest area, where Kelly Slater broke his foot during a warm-up session. For Slater, the pain coming from his foot wasn't nearly as bad as the mental anguish that came from watching the waves get better all day at Jeffreys Bay. And it's only expected to get better when competition resumes.
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Round Three Matchups:
Heat 1: Adriano de Souza vs. Joan Duru
Heat 2: Gabriel Medina vs. Bede Durbidge
Heat 3: Owen Wright vs. Ezekiel Lau
Heat 4: Connor O'Leary vs. Frederico Morais
Heat 5: Mick Fanning vs. Caio Ibelli
Heat 6: John John Florence vs. Jadson Andre
Heat 7: Jordy Smith vs. Leonardo Fioravanti
Heat 8: Filipe Toledo vs. Kelly Slater (INJ)
Heat 9: Julian Wilson vs. Jeremy Flores
Heat 10: Joel Parkinson vs. Conner Coffin
Heat 11: Michel Bourez vs. Italo Ferreira
Heat 12: Matt Wilkinson vs. Jack Freestone