Kelly Slater (1996, 2003, 2005, 2008), Joel Parkinson (1999, 2009), Jordy Smith (2010, 2011), and Filipe Toledo (2017). -Joel Parkinson’s win in 1999 came as a wildcard; not a full-time CT surfer. -Mick Fanning, who retired earlier this year, was a four-time winner at this event and a seven-time finalist.
With that in mind, here’s some stats to consider when selecting your Fantasy Surfer team for the 2018 Men’s AND Women’s Corona J-Bay Open. -This is the first year that a women’s event has been included in the event.
For those of you who have forgotten, the 2015 J-Bay event was called off during the final when Mick Fanning had what has been described as a “shark encounter”.
In fact, the last time a goofyfoot even made the final was in 2009. -There are 4 former J-Bay winners competing in this years event.
Mick’s life took a dramatic turn, we questioned wether or not the event should even be held at J-Bay in the future, and shark monitoring became a thing we had to pay attention to during events.
Read more here: Surfer Mag