The WSL desk crew breaks down a short day of action, the swell en route, and what to look for in critical matchups to come.
The surfer from Japan drops an 17.53 (9.03 + 8.50), earning the highest heat total of the Round of 32 at the Corona Open J-Bay.
Despite incurring a minor head injury during his heat, the local Tour vet advances into the Round of 16 with solid numbers.
Recap day two action from the Corona Open J-Bay as wildcards fall during the first Elimination Round.
Athletes take on the first round of eliminations in uncharacteristically warm conditions for day 2 of the Corona Open J-Bay.