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Who's Singing and Who's Stinging After Corona Open J-Bay

After a feast of perfect waves, we finally have a winner in Filipe Toledo, the fastest surfer in the water at Supertubes. There are, however, other winners as well. Here are the movers on the Jeep Leaderboard rankings. Some went up, and some went down.

On The Up:

Conner Coffin + 8
His ninth place in the tournament saw the Santa Barbara surfer enjoy the biggest jump of all. His result at the Corona Open J-Bay was hard-earned, having to go through a protest and subsequent resurf against Jordy. He came up against a rampant Smith, and although he was beaten, there was nothing wrong with his performance at perfect Supers.

Conner Coffin of the USA will surf Round Five of the Corona Open J-Bay after placing third in Heat 4 of Round Four in excellent Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. Conner had a good run at Supers, and the resurf against Jordy Smith was fair play for a missed barrel. WSL / Kelly Cestari

Filipe Toledo +7
The young Brazilian obviously had some energy to burn after his recent one-event suspension, and it was apparent in J-Bay. He was the fastest surfer in the water, taking that handle from Mick Fanning, and was attempting the biggest moves of the day on most days. He is now snugly inside the top 10, at World No. 7.

Filipe Toledo of Brazil advanced to the Quarterfinals of the Corona Open J-Bay after winning Heat 3 of Round Four with a near perfect heat total of 19.00 points at perfect Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa Acknowledged by Mick Fanning as the fastest man out at Supers, Toledo blew minds on his way to the final and victory. WSL / Kelly Cestari

Frederico Morais + 6
The giant-killer of J-Bay, rookie surfer Frederico Morais was close to becoming the first Portuguese surfer to win a Championship Tour (CT) event. Although he came second to Filipe, he jumps up 6 places, to find himself 12th on the rankings, a healthy place to be at this time of the year.

Rookie Frederico Morais of Portugal advanced to the semifinals of the Corona Open J-Bay after defeating reigning World Champion John John Florence of Hawaii in Quarterfinal Heat 2 in pumping overhead conditions at Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. Fred Morais, the Portuguese giant-killer, was on a streak at J-Bay, and ended up in second place to a dominant Toledo. Six places up the leaderboard will not go amiss. WSL / Pierre Tostee

Joan Duru + 5
Jumping from No. 27 to No. 22 on the Jeep Leaderboard, a 9th place in J-Bay was just what was needed for the French rookie. He is highly skilled and knows exactly how to ride Supers in all of its moods, but he will need to back this result up with continued effort during the back half of the season in order to requalify.

Rookie Joan Duru of France finished equal 9th in the Corona Open J-Bay after placing second to 3X World Champion and defending event champion Mick Fanning of Australia in Heat 1 of Round Five in pumping Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. Duru is fast and exciting at Supertubes, and deserves his five-place advance after this event. WSL / Kelly Cestari

Jadson Andre +2
The popular surfer will obviously be thankful for moving up two places, but he is currently ranked at No. 32 and needs a few big results to get inside the Top 22 (the cutoff for qualification). Jaddy surfed great, and he has hordes of fans, so hopefully he'll find form over the back half of the year and be in a strong position to requalify. No one wants to see him go anywhere.

Jadson Andre of Brazil advances to Round Three of the Corona Open J-Bay after defeating Kolohe Andino of the USA in Heat 4 of Round Two in pumping Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. Andre's modest climb up the ratings is all part and parcel of the game for the man hungry for bigger and better results. WSL / Kelly Cestari

On the slide:

Kolohe Andino- 5
Whether his loss is attributable to a bodyboarder incident or not, Brother was sniffing around the top 10 prior to this competition, and was poised to secure himself a spot there. He is now sitting at 14 on the Jeep Leaderboard, which is no disgrace, but by all rights he is probably one of the most disappointed surfers after this event and will no doubt stage a serious comeback over the next five events.

Kolohe Andino of the USA finished equal 25th in the Corona Open J-Bay after placing second to Jadson Andre of Brazil in Heat 4 of Round Two in pumping Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. Kolohe's loss must have been hard to swallow, but he did accept it and will no doubt come back firing at the next few events. WSL / Kelly Cestari

Sebastian Zietz- 5
His loss to Leonardo Fioravanti in Round Two was a close heat, and Seabass never really got the time to find rhythm at Supers, which is a shame. He has a somewhat unconventional but extremely effective way of surfing Supers, doing rather unexpected moves at critical sections, and is pleasing to watch. At 15th on the Jeep Leaderboard, Zietz is fairly comfortable, but can't afford any more slip-ups and will need to up his game over the European leg, in particular.

Sebastian Zietz of Hawaii placed equal 25th Round at the Corona Open J-Bay after his elimination from the event by Leonardo Fioravanti from Italy at Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. Seabass is such a dynamic surfer that he will be back in the swing of things soon, and set himself up for a giant finish to the year in Hawaii. WSL / Kelly Cestari, Pierre Tostee

Wiggolly Dantas - 4
In his own, very polite way, Shaun Tomson described Wiggolly's loss to Joel Parkinson as totally unnecessary. Dantas claimed a backhand barrel enthusiastically, and as a result his fins popped, and he fell. "He just needed to complete the ride," Tomson said. Dantas came into the event as a dangerman due to his explosive backhand surfing at Supers in the past, but will now need to rectify mistakes to get him up from 24th position.

Wiggolly Dantas of Brasil placed equal 25th at the Corona Open J-Bay after his elimination from the event by Ezekiel Lau of Hawaii in Round Two, Heat 11 at Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. Wiggolly is always a pleasure to watch at Supers, being one of the best backhand surfers out there. An unfortunate result this year will see him smarting for big results going forward. WSL / Pierre Tostee

Ian Gouveia - 3
He came up against the giant-killer in Freddy Morais, and despite surfing solidly, could not better the on-form Portuguese surfer. Gouveia has dropped down to 26th on the ratings, and really needed a big result here in J-Bay to solidify his requalification bid for 2018. He's got lineage -- his dad Fabio was a former pro surfer who won events and was in the top 10 for a decade -- and he has a smooth style that's very much suited to Supertubes, so this result will be a big disappointment, but hopefully a motivator as well.

Rookie Ian Gouveia of Brazil finished equal 25th in the Corona Open J-Bay after placing second to fellow rookie Frederico Morais of Portugal in Heat 12 of Round Two in pumping Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. A three-place drop on the Jeep Leaderboard will do nothing but motivate Gouveia into a huge back half of the year. WSL / Kelly Cestari

Connor O'Leary - 3
Despite becoming one of those surfers who everyone wants to watch because of his incredible backhand approach, Connor had the proverbial shocker at J-Bay. With 10 minutes to go in his third round encounter against Morais, he could not get himself on to a good wave. He's fairly snug at 10th position, so nothing to worry about at all, and he will still have another big result this year without a doubt.

Rookie Connor O'Leary of Australia advances to Round Three of the Corona Open J-Bay after defeating Miguel Pupo of Brazil in Heat 6 of Round Two in pumping Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. O'Leary is top 10 material, and just needs some venue experience going forward. Supers can be quite a tricky wave to the uninitiated. WSL / Pierre Tostee
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