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JBay sleeps in today, BUT solid swell on its way for Saturday

Competitors view of Jeffreys Bay © WSL




J Bay Open

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

Strong SW to SSW swell forecast to build in through the weekend

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 17 July, 2015 - A third second consecutive lay day has been called at the J-Bay Open, Stop No. 6 on the 2015 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT). Another day of small surf at Jeffreys Bay and good conditions expected for the coming weekend have prompted event organizers to call competition off for the day.

"Unfortunately today there isn't enough out there so we won't be running any heats," Kieren Perrow, WSL Commissioner said. "We'll come back tomorrow morning. We know we have to be done by Sunday but the good news is that we've got a great looking forecast for the weekend and we're confident of finishing the event in great waves".

When competition resumes Heat 3 of Round 4 will see reigning WSL Champion Gabriel Medina (BRA) take on 11-time World Champion Kelly Slater (USA) and three-time World Champion Mick Fanning (AUS) in an all-star match-up.

Event organizers will reconvene at 7.15am tomorrow morning to assess conditions and make the next call.

Surfline, official forecaster for the World Surf League, are calling for: Small surf prevails Friday. Strong SW to SSW swell will build in through the weekend, likely peaking late Saturday through Sunday morning. Local wind will be highly dynamic with variable but, at least at times, favourable flow possible on Saturday. The first half of Sunday will likely see N/devil wind, before conditions potentially improve later Sunday afternoon and evening. 



Dave Prodan

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