Pictured: Today Malia Manuel (HAW) is not only competing for the Corona Open Mexico pres. by Quiksilver event title, but also for requalification to the Championship Tour for next season. Manuel is up against Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) in the opening heat of the Semifinals. Credit: © WSL / Heff
- Finals Day Kicks off at 8:35 AM CDT with Men’s Semifinals
- Watch the World’s Best Surfers Battle for the Event Title
- Watch LIVE at WorldSurfLeague.com
Finals Day is ON at the Corona Open Mexico presented by Quiksilver, the seventh stop on the World Surf League (WSL) 2021 Championship Tour (CT). The final eight competitors will battle in four-to-seven-foot waves, starting at 8:35 a.m. CDT. Up first will be the men’s and women’s Semifinals, followed by the men’s and women’s Finals.
The men’s event will see a first-time event winner as the remaining surfers in the draw have never won a CT event before.
Up first this morning will be Deivid Silva (BRA) against Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA). In a major upset yesterday, World No. 27 Silva took down current World No. 1 Gabriel Medina (BRA) in the Quarterfinals, to book his first-ever Semifinals appearance in a CT event. Now Silva will look to take down Fioravanti to advance to the Finals.
Four-time WSL Champion Carissa Moore (HAW) is against seven-time WSL Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) in Semifinal 2 today. Gilmore needs a win here in Mexico in order to improve her positioning within the WSL Final 5.
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 Semifinals Matchups:
HEAT 1: Deivid Silva (BRA) vs. Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA)
HEAT 2: Jack Robinson (AUS) vs. Mateus Herdy (BRA)
Corona Open Mexico Women’s Semifinals Matchups:
HEAT 1: Malia Manuel (HAW) vs. Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS)
HEAT 2: Carissa Moore (HAW) vs. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS)
More information available at WorldSurfLeague.com.
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.
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