Perfect wave lines arrive at the J-Bay Open 2015

July 13, 2015 | Surfing
Adrian Buchan: finding the tube line at Jeffreys Bay | Photo: Kirstin/WSL

All South African surfers are out of the J-Bay Open 2015, at Jeffreys Bay, as the competition hits Round 3.

The jewel of Africa showed its perfection, with clean four-to-six foot (1.5 meters) waves pumping down the line. Unfortunately for local star Jordy Smith, the game is over early. Blame it on Adam Melling, who later lost his Round 3 clash against Nat Young.

"It's obviously a difficult wave on your backhand because it slows down and speeds up, and it's kind of hard to read. I do feel comfortable on my backhand though. I grew up surfing waves not quite this good but similar, so I'm excited to surf out here," said Young.

Filipe Toledo survived his Round 2 heat against last-minute replacement Michael February. Fortunately for the Brazilian, an early eight-point ride dictated the final result.

"It's really tough to be in Round 2. I was kind of nervous for sure because Michael knows the wave pretty well. It's all different here - it's cold, you surf rights and it's really windy, so it's tough," expressed Toledo.

Joel Parking is a winner at Jeffreys Bay, but his 18.84 points nearly cost him an odd defeat in Round 2. A stellar performance by Ricardo Christie (18.13 points) almost put an end to the Australian's run.

"That's the heat you just dream of at J-Bay. I've got a couple of throw away results, but I won't give up. I'm happy where I am and I've been surfing well. I just started quite bad, but I feel like I'm not the only one who started slow. It will be a race to see who finishes strong," added Parkinson.

J-Bay Open 2015 | Round 3 Results

Adrian Buchan (AUS) 15.50 def. Owen Wright (AUS) 15.40
Kai Otton (AUS) 15.50 def. Italo Ferreira (BRA) 12.83
Julian Wilson (AUS) 17.94 def. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 8.40
Nat Young (USA) 16.87 def. Adam Melling (AUS) 8.03

J-Bay Open 2015 | Round 3 Upcoming Match-Ups

Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Wiggolly Dantas (BRA)
Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Dane Reynolds (USA)
Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. C.J. Hobgood (USA)
Gabriel Medina (BRA) vs. Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Kolohe Andino (USA)
Josh Kerr (AUS) vs. Keanu Asing (HAW)
Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Michel Bourez (PYF)
Filipe Toledo (BRA) vs. Alejo Muniz (BRA)

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