JBay Winterfest: Medina and Moore Win The Corona Open JBay

JBay Winterfest: Medina and Moore Win The Corona Open JBay: Carissa Moore and Gabriel Medina win the Corona Open JBay 2019 Photo: © Kody McGregor JBay Winterfest: Medina and Moore Win The Corona Open JBay JBay – In one of the most dramatic and exciting finals in a while, Gabriel Medina (BRA) came from behind to wrestle the Corona Open JBay title from an on-form Italo Ferreira (BRA) and become the first goofy-footer to win it since Marc Occhilupo’s audacious victory in 1984. Needing a 7.04 score in solid, blustery conditions at Supertubes, … [Read more...]

JBay Winterfest: Festival Wraps Up With Corona Open JBay and Vibe In The Park

JBay Winterfest: Festival Wraps Up With Corona Open JBay and Vibe In The Park: Corona Open JBay semifinalist Kolohe Andino takes to the skies on finals day. Photo: © Kody McGregor JBay Winterfest: Festival Wraps Up With Corona Open JBay and Vibe In The Park JBay – With the conclusion of the Corona Open JBay surfing tournament and the final bands playing in the Vibe In The Park, the JBay Winterfest 2019 has drawn to a close. It was undoubtedly the biggest and most successful Festival so far, drawing a diversified crowd of fans and spectators … [Read more...]

JBay Winterfest: Favourites Tumble At Corona Open JBay

JBay Winterfest: Favourites Tumble At Corona Open JBay: American surfer, 17-year-old Caroline Marks at the Corona Open JBay Photo: © Kody McGregor JBay Winterfest: Favourites Tumble At Corona Open JBay Smith, Slater and Gilmore sent packing JBay – Endless lines of perfect Supertubes greeted contestants as the sun peeped over the eastern skyline this morning, and there was no hesitation in calling the contest on. In the first heat of the day Jordy Smith made a simple error of being out of position for the best wave of the heat. Owen Wright … [Read more...]

JBay Winterfest: Big Wins, Big Upsets at the Corona Open JBay

JBay Winterfest: Big Wins, Big Upsets at the Corona Open JBay: Jordy Smith In Flight at the Corona Open JBay Photo: © Kody McGregor JBay – an excellent day of surfing went down at the Corona Open JBay, as perfect four-to-six foot waves poured down the point all day for the best surfers in the world. With a strong and powerful swell it was decided to run overlapping heats, so that all could utilize the best conditions. Jordy Smith was the first surfer to get a wave this morning and went straight to the air, in the opening heat against Soli … [Read more...]