Lay Day Called At Oi Rio Pro Presented by Corona

Unruly Conditions Prompt Second Lay Day At Saquerema

Next Call Monday, June 27, at 7:00 a.m. (GMT-3) 

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A second lay day has been called at the Oi Rio Pro Presented By Corona. Credit: WSL/Smorigo

The Oi Rio Pro Presented by Corona, Stop No. 8 on the World Surf League (WSL) 2022 Championship Tour (CT), is OFF for the day with unruly surf and strong onshore winds at Praia de Itaúna, Saquarema. The WSL Tours and Competition team will make the next call on Monday, June 27, at 7:00 a.m. (GMT-3) for a possible 7:35 a.m. start.

When competition resumes, the men’s Round of 16 will kick off with an exciting matchup between current world nr. 2 Jack Robinson (AUS) and event wildcard Mateus Herdy (BRA). Both Robinson and Herdy wowed the crowds with their impressive air game in their previous heats.

The women’s Semifinals will see Johanne Defay (FRA) take on Gabriela Bryan (HAW) in the first heat, and Carissa Moore (HAW) take on Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA) in Heat 2.


Raising Environmental Awareness in Saquarema

WSL Championship Tour surfer Caio Ibelli joins SOS Mata Atlântica and kids from the Saquarema community in planting native species. Credit: WSL/Camila Othon

During the Oi Rio Pro, WSL and surfers Caio Ibelli and Isabella Nichols teamed up with local organizations and We Are One Ocean regional partners to protect and conserve the coastal ecosystems.
SOS Mata Atlântica and WSL PURE, together with local organizations Mar Sem Lixo project, Blue Birds sustainable tourism and institutional support from the Rio de Janeiro State Institute of Environment, seized the opportunity to combine the WSL Championship Tour event with a mobilization aligned to the Massambaba Environmental Protected Area. The action involved a beach-clean up and the planting of coastal vegetation species, with the participation of kids form the Saquarema Surf School together with their surfing idols and the local population.

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The Oi Rio Pro Presented by Corona is proudly supported by our partners Oi, Corona, Secretaria de Estado de Esporte e Lazer do Rio de Janeiro, City of Saquarema, Pura Vida, Red Bull, Havaianas, Oakley, Hydro Flask, True Surf, Expedia, Apple, BF Goodrich, Localiza, Enel, Oakberry, Australian Gold, 51 Ice, Banco do Brasil, BB Asset, and TikTok.


Oi Rio Pro Presented by Corona Women’s Semifinal Matchups: 
HEAT 1: Johanne Defay (FRA) vs. Gabriela Bryan (HAW)
HEAT 2: Carissa Moore (HAW) vs. Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA)

Oi Rio Pro Presented by Corona Men’s Round of 16 Matchups: 
HEAT 1: Jack Robinson (AUS) vs. Mateus Herdy (BRA)
HEAT 2: Caio Ibelli (BRA) vs. Samuel Pupo (BRA)
HEAT 3: Italo Ferreira (BRA) vs. Michael Rodrigues (BRA)
HEAT 4: Miguel Pupo (BRA) vs. Nat Young (USA)
HEAT 5: Filipe Toledo (BRA) vs. Miguel Tudela (PER)
HEAT 6: Connor O’Leary (AUS) vs. Matthew McGillivray (ZAF)
HEAT 7: Ethan Ewing (AUS) vs. Yago Dora (BRA)
HEAT 8: Callum Robson (AUS) vs. Jackson Baker (AUS)

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The Oi Rio Pro Presented by Corona will open on June 23 and hold a competition window through June 30. Once called ON, the event will be broadcast LIVE on WorldSurfLeague.comWSL’s YouTube channel, and the free WSL app. Check local listings for coverage from the WSL’s broadcast partners. For fans watching in Brazil, coverage of the competition’s Quarterfinals and beyond will continue exclusively on and SporTV.


COVID-19 Updates
The health and safety of our athletes, staff, and the local community are of the utmost importance and the WSL has been working closely with local authorities to put a robust set of procedures in place to keep everyone safe.

The Oi Rio Pro Presented by Corona is proudly supported by our partners Oi, Corona, City of Saquarema, Havaianas, Pura Vida, Red Bull, Oakley, Hydro Flask, True Surf, Expedia, Apple, BF Goodrich, Localiza, Enel, Oakberry, Australian Gold, 51 Ice, Banco do Brasil, BB Asset, and TikTok. 

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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 

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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