Pictured: The Corona Open Mexico pres. by Quiksilver opens today with the men’s and women’s Seeding Rounds, starting at 7:35 a.m. CDT. Credit: © WSL 

  • Men’s Seeding Round 1 Called ON for 7:35 AM CDT Start  
  • Women’s Seeding Round 1 To Follow
  • Select Your WSL CT Fantasy Surfing Picks Now 
  • Watch LIVE at WorldSurfLeague.com

Opening day of the Corona Open Mexico presented by Quiksilver, the seventh stop on the World Surf League (WSL) 2021 Championship Tour (CT), is ON today starting at 7:35 a.m. CDT with men’s Seeding Round 1 and followed by women’s Seeding Round 1. The world’s best surfers will compete in three-to-five-foot waves at Barra de la Cruz. 

“We are on for the opening day of the Corona Open Mexico presented by Quiksilver,” said Jessi Miley-Dyer, WSL SVP of Tours and Head of Competition. “We will get started at 7:35 a.m. local time, first with men’s Round 1 and followed by women’s Round 1. Round 2 is on hold for the moment but we will be in a great position if we get the opening rounds done today. There is definitely swell and it is bigger than yesterday, and we are excited to kick off the event.” 

Up first this morning will be current World No. 6 Kanoa Igarashi (JPN) taking on 11-time World Champion Kelly Slater (USA) and Kolohe Andino (USA) in men’s Round 1, Heat 1 at 7:35 a.m. CDT. 

Select Your Mexico Picks Now for WSL CT Fantasy
WSL CT Fantasy is open for the Corona Open Mexico pres. By Quiksilver. With this year’s new features, players still have time to not just get in the action, but to win the title. Sign up, create your team, and start playing now. 

Players can register now at ctfantasy.worldsurfleague.com and on the WSL app.

Corona Partners with WSL To Continue Fight for Ocean Health
Corona and the WSL will continue their fight for ocean health by working together to ensure that the event site is left unharmed. Corona’s commitment to protecting paradise goes beyond awareness and clean-up efforts. The brand just became the first global beverage to have a Net Zero Plastic Footprint globally, meaning Corona recovers and recycles more plastic than it uses across the entire supply chain.  This milestone was achieved through removing plastic from our packaging as well as a 5-year investment to expanding a local recycling center, Mexico Recicla. 

Watch LIVE
The event window for the Corona Open Mexico pres. by Quiksilver opens today and holds a competition window through August 19. 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. 

The Corona Open Mexico pres. by Quiksilver is proudly supported by our partners Corona, Quiksilver, Jeep, Red Bull, Oakley, Hydro Flask, Expedia, and DraftKings.

Corona Open Mexico Men’s Seeding Round 1 Matchups:
Heat 1: Kanoa Igarashi (JPN), Kelly Slater (USA), Kolohe Andino (USA)
Heat 2: Griffin Colapinto (USA), Jadson Andre (BRA), Lucca Mesinas (PER)
Heat 3: Morgan Cibilic (AUS), Deivid Silva (BRA), Rio Waida (IDN)
Heat 4: Filipe Toledo (BRA), Jeremy  Flores (FRA), Jhony Corzo (MEX)
Heat 5: Italo Ferreira (BRA), Peterson Crisanto (BRA), Mateus Herdy (BRA)
Heat 6: Gabriel Medina (BRA), Jack Robinson (AUS), Diego Cadena (MEX)
Heat 7: Conner Coffin (USA), Matthew McGillivray (ZAF),  Adrian Buchan (AUS)
Heat 8: Yago Dora (BRA), Owen Wright (AUS), Mikey Wright (AUS)
Heat 9: Frederico Morais (PRT), Caio Ibelli (BRA), Alex Ribeiro (BRA)
Heat 10: Ryan Callinan (AUS), Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA), Connor O’Leary (AUS)
Heat 11: Adriano De Souza (BRA), Ethan Ewing (AUS), Michel Bourez (FRA)
Heat 12: Seth Moniz (HAW), Miguel Pupo (BRA), Wade Carmichael (AUS)

Corona Open Mexico Women’s Seeding Round 1 Matchups:
Heat 1: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Keely Andrew (AUS), Silvana Lima (BRA)
Heat 2: Johanne Defay (FRA), Malia Manuel (HAW), Shelby Detmers (MEX)
Heat 3: Carissa  Moore (HAW), Bronte Macaulay (AUS), Regina Pioli (Mex)
Heat 4: Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA), Courtney  Conlogue (USA), Macy Callaghan (AUS)
Heat 5: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Isabella Nichols (AUS), Brisa Hennessy (CRI)
Heat 6: Caroline Marks (USA), Tyler Wright (AUS), Sage Erickson (USA)

More information available at WorldSurfLeague.com.

COVID-19 Updates
The health and safety of athletes, staff, and the local community are of the utmost importance and there are a robust set of procedures in place to keep everyone safe, including rolling out extensive testing protocols, maintaining a protected bubble zone for athletes and staff, and closing the beach to the public.

The WSL encourages fans to watch the event online at WorldSurfLeague.com, which will broadcast live in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. 

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.  
 
For more information, please visit WorldSurfLeague.com.