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J Bay Open calls a Lay Day with eyes on weekend swell

Chokka Boats on a cleaner day at JBay © WSL/Kirstin




J Bay Open

WSL CT Men's & Women's Event
Supertube, Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa
8 - 19 July 2015

Potential solid energy could come through from the SW/SSW

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 15 July, 2015 - Small surf at Jeffreys Bay has prompted event organizers to call a lay day at the J-Bay Open, Stop No. 6 on the 2015 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT).

"We had a really good day of surfing yesterday," Kieren Perrow, WSL Commissioner said. "Those first few heats in the morning were tough for those guys but we saw some really exciting surfing for the rest of the day. Today it's definitely dropped down a notch so we won't be running any heats and we'll come back tomorrow to take another look at conditions".

When competition resumes reigning WSL Champion Gabriel Medina (BRA) will take on 11-time World Champion Kelly Slater (USA) and three-time World Champion Mick Fanning (AUS) in an all-star Round 4 match-up.

Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning to assess conditions and make the next call.

Surfline, official forecaster for the World Surf League, are calling for: The current SW swell mix will fade further on Wednesday as minor E swell pulses up. A fun size, new SW groundswell will build in through Thursday with favorable wind conditions, before fading Friday. Confidence continues to increase that we will see a solid SW/SSW groundswell fill in for the weekend, although we will also see periods of onshore flow. 


Dave Prodan

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