- Men’s Qualifying Runs Start at 8:08am
- Women’s Qualifying Runs Set to Follow
- Watch Live on WorldSurfLeague.com
The World Surf League (WSL) Jeep Surf Ranch Pro presented by Adobe, the sixth stop of the Championship Tour (CT), has been called ON for an 8:00am PT start. Men’s Qualifying Runs will start the day’s action with Heats 1, 2, 3, and 4, followed by Heat 1 of the Women’s Qualifying Runs to finish off the opening day of competition.
First up for the men is event wildcard, former CT surfer and currently second place on the North America QS rankings, Nat Young (USA) at 8:08 am PT in Heat 1 followed by Connor O’Leary (AUS),Ethan Ewing (AUS), Miguel Pupo (BRA), Olympic qualifier Kanoa Igarashi (JPN), and Griffin Colapinto (USA). Heat 2 features Michael Dunphy (USA), currently in first place on the North America QS rankings, 11-time World Champion Kelly Slater (USA), Deivid Silva (BRA), Matthew McGillivray (ZAF), Ryan Callinan (AUS), and Conner Coffin (USA).
Following the intermission, Heat 3 sees current World No. 3, rookie Morgan Cibilic (AUS), take on siblings Mikey Wright (AUS) and Owen Wright (AUS), as well as Patrick Gudauskas (USA), 2015 WSL Champion Adriano De Souza (BRA), and Yago Dora (BRA).
Heat 4 concludes the men’s action with wildcard and current No. 1 ranked surfer on the Hawaii QS, Eli Hanneman (HAW) alongside Liam O’Brien (AUS), Peterson Crisanto (BRA), Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA), Frederico Morais (PRT), and Filipe Toledo (BRA).
The day finishes with Heat 1 of the Women’s Qualifying Runs featuring seven-time WSL Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Malia Manuel (HAW),current World No. 3 Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA), Olympic Qualifier Brisa Hennessy (CRI), rookie Isabella Nichols (AUS), and current No. 4 on the North America Qualifying Series rankings, Alyssa Spencer (USA).
Adobe and The Ocean Agency are coming together to support #CreateWaves, a new campaign inviting the global community to create powerful digital artwork that raises awareness about the importance of the ocean and the need for ocean protection. Joining the campaign are creative influencers Kelly Malka, Annabelle, Martijn Schrijver, Shaylin Wallace,who will be creating personal works of art that express why ocean protection is important and inspire others to use their creativity to advocate for change. Adobe created a special digital toolkit with templates, images, and illustrations that anyone can use to show their support on social using #CreateWaves.
Qualifying Leaderboard – Runs 1 and 2:
Normal event seeding will determine the surfer order for the opening runs for the 36 men and 18 women in the draw. The brackets are six-person heats combining two runs of two waves each. The best-scoring left and right form each surfer’s total score. The top two surfers from each heat plus the next highest-ranked 12 men and six women on the leaderboard will win a Bonus Run of an extra two waves. This is the only time top scores from previous runs may be carried over.
Qualifying Leaderboard – Bonus Run:
The leaderboard determines surfer order for the 24 men and 12 women who are awarded a Bonus Run. The top eight men and four women on the leaderboard after the bonus run will advance to the Semifinal.
The eight men and women will each ride four waves over two runs (a left and right back to back). The best scoring left and right from the Semifinal form each surfer’s total score. The top two men and women on the leaderboard advance to the Final.
Each of the four finalists (two men and two women) will ride four waves over two runs (a left and right back to back). The best scoring left and right from the Final form the surfer’s total score and the highest scoring man and woman win the event.
The Jeep Surf Ranch Pro will be broadcast live on WorldSurfLeague.com from June 18 – 20 2021. Check local listings for coverage from the WSL’s broadcast partners.
The health and safety of our athletes, staff and the local community are a top priority for the WSL and there are a robust set of procedures in place to keep everyone safe including testing for athletes and essential staff, and closing the event to general admission fans.
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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