Elimination Rounds Called ON at Rip Curl Narrabeen Classic Pres. by Corona

  • Men’s Elimination Round 2 Starts at 7:05 AM AEST
  • Women’s Elimination Round 2 and Men’s Round of 32 to Follow
  • Watch LIVE at WorldSurfLeague.com
Pictured: Three-time World Champion Mick Fanning (AUS) will be up first today in the men’s Elimination Round of the Rip Curl Narrabeen Classic pres. by Corona starting at 7:05 a.m. AEST. Credit: © WSL / Miers

The Rip Curl Narrabeen Classic presented by Corona, is ON starting at 7:05 a.m. AEST today in two-to-three foot, clean off-shore conditions. Men’s Elimination Round 2 will be up first, followed by women’s Elimination Round 2 and the men’s Round of 32. 

“As expected, the south swell from yesterday has dropped off a bit,” said WSL SVP of Tours and Head of Competition, Jessi Miley-Dyer. “We still have some decent waves left over from that south swell, plus some waves from the east, meaning there is plenty of opportunity for competitors. We’re also expecting light winds to keep the surf clean like yesterday all day, so with that in mind we’re aiming for another big day of competition starting with the men’s Elimination Round at 7:05 a.m. local time, followed by the women’s Elimination Round then the men’s Round of 32.”

Three-time World Champion Mick Fanning (AUS) will be up first today in the men’s Elimination Round. He will be against Jeremy Flores (FRA) and Connor O’Leary (AUS). This event marks Fanning’s return to a CT jersey since his retirement in 2018.

The opening heat of the women’s Elimination Round will see local wildcard Laura Enever (AUS) taking on Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA) and two-time WSL Champion Tyler Wright (AUS) as all three competitors look to avoid an equal 33rd result at Narrabeen. 

Watch LIVE
The Rip Curl Narrabeen Classic pres. by Corona opens April 16 and holds a competition window through April 26. The event will be broadcast LIVE on WorldSurfLeague.com and the free WSL app. Also, check local listings for coverage from the WSL’s broadcast partners. 

For fans wishing to attend the event in person, event entry will be first-come, first-serve starting at 7:00 a.m. AEST on each ‘on’ day of competition. The venue capacity will be limited to a maximum of 5,000 people at one time, adhering closely to NSW state government guidelines. This capacity limit is subject to change each day due to beach size changing with tides and swell size. To learn more, please check out the WSL’s event guide for more information and FAQs.

The Rip Curl Narrabeen Classic pres. by Corona is proudly supported by our partners Rip Curl, Corona, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, Northern Beaches Council, Red Bull, Oakley, Hydro Flask, Harvey Norman, Bonsoy, Boost Mobile, Dometic Outdoor, Bond University, BF Goodrich, and Oakberry. 

Rip Curl Narrabeen Classic Men’s Elimination Round 2 Matchups:
HEAT 1: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Connor O’Leary (AUS) vs. Mick Fanning (AUS)  
HEAT 2: Jack Freestone (AUS) vs. Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA) vs. Dylan Moffat (AUS)  
HEAT 3: Caio Ibelli (BRA) vs. Matthew McGillivray (ZAF) vs. Mikey Wright (AUS)  
HEAT 4: Conner Coffin (USA) vs. Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Alex Ribeiro (BRA)

Rip Curl Narrabeen Classic Women’s Elimination Round 2 Matchups:
HEAT 1: Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA) vs. Tyler Wright (AUS) vs. Laura Enever (AUS)  
HEAT 2: Isabella Nichols (AUS) vs. Johanne Defay (FRA) vs. Brisa Hennessy (CRI)

For more information, please visit WorldSurfLeague.com.

COVID-19 Updates
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 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. 
 
A global sports, media and entertainment company, the WSL oversees international tours and competitions, a studios division creating over 500+ hours of live and on-demand content, and via affiliate WaveCo, the home of the world’s largest high performance, human-made wave. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, the WSL has regional offices in North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and EMEA.
 
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.  
 
Launched in 2019, WSL Studios is an independent producer of unscripted television projects, including documentaries and series, which provide unprecedented access to athletes, events, and locations around the world. WSL events and content are distributed on linear television in over 743M+ homes worldwide and across digital and social media platforms around the world, including WorldSurfLeague.com
 
WaveCo includes the Surf Ranch Lemoore facility and the utilizing and licensing of the Kelly Slater Wave System.
 
The WSL is dedicated to changing the world through the inspirational power of surfing by creating authentic events, experiences, and storytelling to inspire a growing, global community to live with purpose, originality, and stoke.  
 
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