Men’s Round of 16 Called ON at Rip Curl Newcastle Cup Pres. by Corona

  • Men’s Round of 16 Starts at 7:05 AM AEST
  • Men’s and Women’s Quarterfinals on Standby
  • Watch LIVE at WorldSurfLeague.com
Pictured: The men’s Round of 16 starts at 7:05 a.m. AEST at the Rip Curl Newcastle Cup pres. by Corona. Credit: © WSL / Dunbar

The Rip Curl Newcastle Cup presented by Corona, the second stop on the World Surf League (WSL) 2021 Championship Tour (CT), is ON starting at 7:05 a.m. AEST at Merewether with waves in the three-to-five foot range with light offshore winds. The men’s Round of 16 has been called on for the day. The men’s and women’s Quarterfinals will be on standby for a possible start. 

“Today seems to be the first day the forecast has cooperated,” said WSL SVP of Tours and Head of Competition, Jessi Miley-Dyer. “As expected, we’ve got super clean conditions with offshore winds and waves in the three-to-five foot range. We could be looking at another massive day of action with the men’s Round of 16 being completed, and possibly followed by the men’s and women’s Quarterfinals.” 

Aussie title hopefuls Ryan Callinan (AUS) and Owen Wright (AUS) will go toe-to-toe in a battle of the goofy-foots in Heat 4 of the Round of 16.

Two of the most exciting performances of the Men’s Round of 32 went to Brazilian duo Yago Dora (BRA) and Filipe Toledo (BRA). There are set to be fireworks when the pair match up in Heat 8 of the Round of 16.

Watch LIVE
All the action from the Rip Curl Newcastle Cup pres. by Corona will be broadcast LIVE on WorldSurfLeague.com and the free WSL app. Also, check local listings for coverage from the WSL’s broadcast partners.

The Rip Curl Newcastle Cup pres. by Corona is proudly supported by our partners Rip Curl, Corona, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, The City of Newcastle, Red Bull, Oakley, Hydro Flask, Harvey Norman, Bonsoy, Boost Mobile, Dometic Outdoor, Bond University, BF Goodrich, Burton Automotive, and Oakberry. 

Rip Curl Newcastle Cup pres. by Corona Men’s Round of 16 Matchups:
HEAT 1: Gabriel Medina (BRA) vs. Frederico Morais (PRT)
HEAT 2: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Julian Wilson (AUS)
HEAT 3: Morgan Cibilic (AUS) vs. Wade Carmichael (AUS)
HEAT 4: Ryan Callinan (AUS) vs. Owen Wright (AUS)
HEAT 5: Italo Ferreira (BRA) vs. Griffin Colapinto (USA)
HEAT 6: Kanoa Igarashi (JPN) vs. Deivid Silva (BRA)
HEAT 7: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Conner Coffin (USA)
HEAT 8: Yago Dora (BRA) vs. Filipe Toledo (BRA)

Rip Curl Newcastle Cup pres. by Corona Women’s Quarterfinals Matchups:
HEAT 1: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) vs. Isabella Nichols (AUS)
HEAT 2: Keely Andrew (AUS) vs. Courtney Conlogue (USA)
HEAT 3: Carissa Moore (HAW) vs. Johanne Defay (FRA)
HEAT 4: Bronte Macaulay (AUS) vs. Caroline Marks (USA)

For more information, please visit WorldSurfLeague.com.

COVID-19 Updates
Due to COVID-19 regulations limiting crowd size, WSL is requiring fans to reserve FREE tickets. To learn more, please read the WSL’s event guide for information on free ticket reservations and FAQs. Reserve your FREE tickets at wsl.tv/NewcastleTickets

The WSL will implement a robust and thorough COVID-19 health and safety plan for each event during the Australian leg of the CT in accordance with federal and state guidance. The WSL’s health and safety plan includes physical distancing measures, enhanced high-touch cleaning at the event site, contact tracing procedures, sanitizer stations throughout the event site, and minimal personnel on-site. 

All traveling athletes and support staff completed the mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine and received medical clearance from public health officials before entering the general community.

Due to COVID-19, the Australian CT events will run based on state border closures, strictly adhering to federal and state government guidelines and restrictions. All tour stops and dates subject to change due to applicable COVID-19 related restrictions, including global travel restrictions.

About the WSL 
Established in 1976, the World Surf League (WSL) is the home of the world’s best surfing. 
 
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The WSL annually crowns the men’s and women’s surfing World Champions. The global Tours and Competition division oversees and operates more than 180 global contests each year across the Championship Tour, the development tiers, including the Challenger, Qualifying and Junior Series, as well as longboard and big wave properties.  
 
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WaveCo includes the Surf Ranch Lemoore facility and the utilizing and licensing of the Kelly Slater Wave System.
 
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