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  • World Surf League: Filipe Toledo & Lakey Peterson Win Corona Open J-Bay

  • The 9th stop on the World Surf League 2023 Championship Tour, Corona Open J-Bay took place at Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa between July 13 and July 19, 2023.

    Filipe Toledo (BRA) and Lakey Peterson (USA) won Corona Open J-Bay in perfectly groomed, three-to-five foot surf.
    Filipe Toledo took the third victory at Jeffreys Bay, since back-to-back wins in 2017 and 2018.
    Also, this result marks his third win of 2023 season, following Hurley Pro Sunset Beach, and Surf City El Salvador Pro.
    In addition, he provisionally qualified to represent his country at the upcoming Olympic Games Paris 2024.
    Filipe Toledo said, “J-Bay sure has a big place in my heart, I love the vibes here and love the people. I couldn’t have done it without the help from my team, those in my corner so thanks to all of them. This is definitely a big confidence boost, knowing I clinched the Final 5, now going to Tahiti with the Yellow jersey is extra special. I feel like now this is the top of the top that we can reach for in our sport. Winning a World Title there’s no words for that, but to compete as an Olympian is just extra special. I’ll do my best to go there and represent my country, my family and win another medal for Brazil.”
  • While, Lakey Peterson claimed her first victory since the 2019 Freshwater Pro. She suffered a lower-back injury early in 2021. Since then, she has struggled to win on the Championship Tour.
    Also, this marks her first win at Jeffreys Bay. To date, she had finished the 2nd place at Corona Open J-Bay in 2018 and 2019.
    Lakey Peterson said, “This is my favorite event on the calendar, it’s just special. I’m dedicating this to my sister-in-law who we lost this time of year last year so there’s a lot of emotions, it’s really cool. We all work so hard and we’re so competitive but it’s really special when your peers want to celebrate you and they show up for you, it’s a pretty cool community and I don’t know many other sports like that. I just kept working, just kept knocking on the door and trusting the process, it’s hard sometimes. I love J-Bay and it just loved me right back today to be honest. It was a tricky day and it was easy to be on the wrong side of priority when the good waves came, so a bit of luck in there but I’m pretty proud of myself, this was my third final out here so third time’s a charm.”

    Corona Open J-Bay Women’s Final Results:
    F 1: Lakey Peterson (USA) 14.70 def.Molly Picklum (AUS) 13.50

    Corona Open J-Bay Women’s Semifinal Results:
    SF 1: Lakey Peterson (USA) 11.47 def. Tyler Wright (AUS) 10.00
    SF 2: Molly Picklum (AUS) 10.00 def. Carissa Moore (HAW) 9.40

    Corona Open J-Bay Women’s Quarterfinal Results:
    QF 1: Tyler Wright (AUS) 12.93 def. Gabriela Bryan (HAW) 12.60
    QF 2: Lakey Peterson (USA) 14.50 def. Caroline Marks (USA) 7.50
    QF 3: Carissa Moore (HAW) 14.50 def. Sarah Baum (RSA) 8.50
    QF 4: Molly Picklum (AUS) 15.67 def. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 15.10

    Corona Open J-Bay Men’s Final Results:
    F 1: Filipe Toledo (BRA) 18.76 def. Ethan Ewing (AUS) 12.60

    Corona Open J-Bay Men’s Semifinal Results:
    SF 1: Ethan Ewing (AUS) 13.50 def. Gabriel Medina (BRA) 12.04
    SF 2: Filipe Toledo (BRA) 15.33 def. Kanoa Igarashi (JPN) 10.50

    Corona Open J-Bay Men’s Quarterfinal Results:
    QF 1: Gabriel Medina (BRA) 13.50 def. Ian Gentil (HAW) 11.93
    QF 2: Ethan Ewing (AUS) 14.60 def. Connor O’Leary (AUS) 9.87
    QF 3: Filipe Toledo (BRA) 16.33 def. Jack Robinson (AUS) 15.06
    QF 4: Kanoa Igarashi (JPN) 12.00 def. Yago Dora (BRA) 7.10

    Photo by Alan Van Gysen/World Surf League
    Photo by Beatriz Ryder/World Surf League
  • source : World Surf League
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