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J-Bay Open Heat Draw

All the info you'll need for the upcoming J-Bay Open

| posted on July 08, 2014
The famed Jeffreys Bay lineup. Photo: Frieden

The famed Jeffreys Bay lineup. Photo: Frieden

With the return of Jeffreys Bay to the ASP World Tour just days away, it’s time to have a look at the upcoming details of the J-Bay Open.

WHEN: July 10-20, 2014

WHERE: Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa

TIME ZONE: Jeffreys Bay is 6 hours ahead of the US East Coast and 9 hours ahead of the US West Coast. That means that 7 a.m. Thursday July 10th in Jeffreys Bay is 1 a.m. Thursday July 10th in New York, and 10pm Wednesday July 9th in Los Angeles. Plan accordingly for your Fantasy Surfer team. If you aren’t in either of those time zones, find out the time difference between your locale and Jeffreys Bay at Time and Date.

PAST WINNERS: Previous winners of the event competing in the 2014 J-Bay Open include Kelly Slater, Joel Parkinson, Mick Fanning, Jordy Smith, Taj Burrow, and Adriano de Souza (in 2012 when it was a WQS).

WILDCARDS: Dylan Lightfoot has been announced as the local trials winner, and Glenn Hall has been announced as the ASP wildcard.

WEBCAST: Tune into the webcast on the ASP World Tour website.

HEAT DRAW: Below is the updated heat draw as of 7/9/14:

J-Bay Open Round 1 Heat Draw:
Heat 1: Mick Fanning, Sebastian Zietz, Dion Atkinson
Heat 2: Taj Burrow, Fred Patacchia, Matt Wilkinson
Heat 3: Joel Parkinson, Kai Otton, Glenn Hall
Heat 4: Michel Bourez, Adrian Buchan, Raoni Monteiro
Heat 5: Gabriel Medina, Adam Melling, Brett Simpson
Heat 6: Kelly Slater, Mitch Crews, Dylan Lightfoot
Heat 7: Nat Young, Miguel Pupo, Aritz Aranburu
Heat 8: Adriano de Souza, CJ Hobgood, Alejo Muniz
Heat 9: Josh Kerr, Filipe Toledo, Tiago Pires
Heat 10: Jordy Smith, Owen Wright, Jadson Andre
Heat 11: John John Florence, Bede Durbidge, Jeremy Flores
Heat 12: Kolohe Andino, Julian Wilson, Travis Logie

TRADE YOUR TEAMS NOW: Log on to Fantasy Surfer now and get your team set for the J-Bay Open – Trading is now open!

  • dd

    you might want to check your time difference from the us west coast

  • matt obrien

    I am seriously looking for answer. Why does Ke11y get a WildCard while #2 Buorez get Ace & Bret? Shouldn’t #1 & 2 draw wildcards rather than #3, 4, 5? Not that I worry about Slater’s ability, just wondering why it went that way? Thoughts? ASP wanna chime in?

  • matt obrien

    How come Ke11y has to surf against a wildcard while Michel surfs against Ace & Brett? Not that I worry for Slater or anything, just don’t get how #2 doesn’t get the WC? Seems a little off. Any thoughts on this? Seriously.

    • Boneroni

      This is a really good question. If it’s off of base seed points configured from last year, why is mick not against a WC?

      • matt obrien

        Yup AND why is Gabriel drawing a W.C. like he is 1st or something?

  • orca

    Base seed points?