Joe Turpel and Martin Potter were joined by special guest Filipe Toledo to break down the day's top action at the Corona Open J-Bay. And on a day when J-Bay, specifically the section known as Supertubes, was the featured act, Brazilian Filipe Toledo stole the show. Toledo was still buzzing from his near-perfect heat in Round Two and was candid about his time off from Tour, due to suspension.
The day was full of significant plot lines, not the least of which was Kelly Slater's serious foot injury during a practice surf up the point from Supertubes. Later, Kolohe Andino filed an unsuccessful protest with the Commissioner's office after a non-competitor infringed on one of his best waves in his heat against Jadson Andre. Andre's defeat of Andino was possibly the biggest of a handful of upset wins over higher seeds throughout Round Two.
With Round Two fully completed, organizers can now sit back and pick the eyes out of what looks like a very promising forecast towards the back end of the waiting period.
Get Full Corona Open J-Bay results here.
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