Men’s R32 and Women’s R16 Called ON Rip Curl Narrabeen Classic Pres. by Corona

  • Remaining Men’s Round of 32 Heats Starts at 7:05 AM AEST
  • Women’s Round of 16 to Follow, Men’s Round of 16 on Standby
  • Watch LIVE at WorldSurfLeague.com
Pictured: Olympic qualifier Caroline Marks (USA) will face Amuro Tsuzuki (JPN) in Heat 5 of the Round of 16 today at the Rip Curl Narrabeen Classic pres. by Corona. Credit: © WSL / Dunbar

The Rip Curl Narrabeen Classic presented by Corona, the third stop on the World Surf League (WSL) 2021 Championship Tour (CT), will continue today at 7:05 a.m. AEST in two-to-three foot waves at North Narrabeen. The remaining four heats of the men’s Round of 32 will start the day and be followed by the women’s Round of 16. The men’s Round of 16 will be on standby for a possible start today. 

“The waves are continuing to roll in at North Narrabeen, so we’re going to continue to run heats,” said WSL SVP of Tours and Head of Competition, Jessi Miley-Dyer. “The waves are super clean and in the two-to-three foot range. We’re going to get started with the remaining heats of the men’s Round of 32 and move straight into the women’s Round of 16. Beyond that, we will continue to assess conditions as it is forecast to drop throughout the day, but if we still have waves, we may go into the men’s Round of 16.” 

Up first this morning will be Title contender Jordy Smith (ZAF) against Alex Ribeiro (BRA) in Heat 13 of the men’s Round of 32. 

An all-Australian battle will unfold in the final heat of the men’s Round of 32 with event wildcard Reef Heazlewood (AUS) against current World No. 4 Ryan Callinan (AUS). 

Four-time WSL Champion Carissa Moore (HAW) will kick off the women’s Round of 16 when she comes up against CT sophomore Brisa Hennessy(CRI). The winners of this round will secure a place in the Quarterfinals. 

Amuro Tsuzuki (JPN) replaced Lakey Peterson (USA), who suffered a back injury ahead of the competition. Tsuzuki will face Caroline Marks (USA) in Heat 5 of the Round of 16 and will battle for Quarterfinal entry in her career-first CT event. 

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 Remaining Round of 32 (H13-16) Matchups:
HEAT 13: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Alex Ribeiro (BRA)
HEAT 14: Yago Dora (BRA) vs. Peterson Crisanto (BRA)
HEAT 15: Griffin Colapinto (USA) vs. Adriano de Souza (BRA)
HEAT 16: Ryan Callinan (AUS) vs. Reef Heazlewood (AUS)

Rip Curl Narrabeen Classic Women’s Round of 16 Matchups:
HEAT 1: Carissa Moore (HAW) vs. Brisa Hennessy (CRI)  
HEAT 2: Malia Manuel (HAW) vs. Keely Andrew (AUS) 
HEAT 3: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) vs. Macy Callaghan (AUS)
HEAT 4: Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA) vs. Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 
HEAT 5: Caroline Marks (USA) vs. Amuro Tsuzuki (JPN) 
HEAT 6: Johanne Defay (FRA) vs. Tyler Wright (AUS)  
HEAT 7: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) vs. Sage Erickson (USA)  
HEAT 8: Courtney Conlogue (USA) vs. Bronte Macaulay (AUS)

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. 
 
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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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