Pictured: Australia’s Keely Andrew will compete in Heat 2 of Elimination Round 2 against Sage Erickson (USA) and wildcard Shelby Detmers (MEX) at the Corona Open Mexico. Credit: © WSL / Heff

  • Men’s Elimination Round 2 Starts at 7:35 AM CDT
  • Women’s Elimination Round 2 and Men’s Round of 32 (Overlapping Format) To Follow 
  • Still Time To Build Your CT Fantasy Teams for Mexico
  • Watch LIVE at WorldSurfLeague.com

The Corona Open Mexico presented by Quiksilver, the seventh stop on the World Surf League (WSL) 2021 Championship Tour (CT), will continue today with the men’s Elimination Round starting at 7:35 a.m. CDT in clean three-to-six-foot surf at Barra de la Cruz. The women’s Elimination Round will follow, and then the competition will move into the men’s Round of 32, utilizing the overlapping format. 

“We are on here at the Corona Open Mexico presented by Quiksilver,” said Jessi Miley-Dyer, WSL SVP of Tours and Head of Competition. “We are starting with the men’s Elimination Round at 7:35 a.m. local time. After we finish those heats, we will complete the women’s Elimination Round. Next, we will run the overlapping format for the men’s Round of 32. We look forward to another great day of competition here at Barra de la Cruz.” 

Up first this morning will be current World No. 6 Kanoa Igarashi (JPN) against Peterson Crisanto (BRA) and wildcard Diego Cadena (MEX) in men’s Elimination Round 1, Heat 1. Igarashi is one spot shy of the WSL Final 5 and needs to make it through the event’s first Elimination heat to strengthen his chances of making it to the one-day event to determine the World Champions in September

Select Your Mexico Picks Now for WSL CT Fantasy
WSL CT Fantasy is still open for the Corona Open Mexico pres. By Quiksilver. With this year’s new features, players still have the opportunity 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.

Watch LIVE 
The event window for the Corona Open Mexico pres. by Quiksilver 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 Elimination Round 2 Matchups:
HEAT 1: Kanoa Igarashi (JPN) vs. Peterson Crisanto (BRA) vs. Diego Cadena (MEX)
HEAT 2: Yago Dora (BRA) vs. Deivid Silva (BRA) vs. Jhony Corzo (MEX)
HEAT 3: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Jadson Andre (BRA) vs. Alex Ribeiro (BRA)
HEAT 4: Seth Moniz (HAW) vs. Matthew McGillivray (ZAF) vs. Connor O’Leary (AUS)

Corona Open Mexico Women’s Elimination Round 2 Matchups:
HEAT 1: Isabella Nichols (AUS) vs. Macy Callaghan (AUS) vs. Regina Pioli (MEX)
HEAT 2: Keely Andrew (AUS) vs. Sage Erickson (USA) vs. Shelby Detmers (MEX)

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.

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