City Life Org – Staging for Finals Day at Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

Filipe Toledo of Brazil surfs in Round 2 of the Quarter Finals at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach on April 16, 2022 in Bells Beach, Victoria, Australia (Photo by Matt Dunbar/World Surf League)

  • Toledo, Ewing, Robson and Robinson all the way to the semifinals at Bells
  • The men’s and women’s finals are likely to take place tomorrow
  • Next call: Sunday, April 17 at 6:45 a.m. AEST
  • No longer available on WorldSurfLeague.com

The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, the fourth leg of the World Surf League (WSL) 2022 Championship Tour (CT), is now down to the final four surfers for both the men’s and women’s divisions after completing the men’s quarter-finals this afternoon in the semis – four to five foot clean surf at Bells Beach. Ethan Ewing(Australia), Philip Toledo (BRA), Callum Robson (Australia) and Jack Robinson (AUS), will join the women’s semi-finalists Courtney Conlogue (UNITED STATES), Tyler Wright (Australia), Carissa Moore (HAW), and Brisa Hennessy (CRI), for tomorrow’s call in what could be finals day at the iconic Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.

Round 1 saw Australia Owen Wright and Ethan Ewing take the plunge at Bells in the early afternoon. Passing Wright for the first wave, Ewing took control of the heat early on and never let go. With excellent wave selection, Ewing started with 7.50 (out of a possible 10) and finished with an 8.83 (out of a possible 10) to take the win and advance to the semis.

Ewing has a deep history here at Bells Beach as his mother, Helen, won the Bells title in 1983. Now, nearly 40 years later, Ewing is two Heat wins away from continuing his legacy and ringing the bell himself. same. olympic bronze medalist Wright comes out tied for 5th place, his best result of the year which will certainly help him to position himself in the standings.

Ethan Ewing of Australia surfs in Round 1 of the Quarter Finals at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach on April 16, 2022 in Bells Beach, Victoria, Australia (Photo by Matt Dunbar/World Surf League)

“[This result] is huge,” Ewing said. “It’s kind of the top of the list of events I really want to do well in, so to make the semi-finals it’s really rewarding. I’ve had good preparation here so I have the feels like it’s paying off. Owen is such a good competitor, I said that before this round, and he’s really smart and he surfs really well. I know he needed a big result so Quarters is great for him and I wish him good luck for Margarets”.

World No. 4 Philip Toledo (BRA) faced the 2019 Bells winner John John Florence (HAW) in Round 2 of the Men’s Quarter-Finals. In a heat filled with high-scoring waves, Toledo was the first to get the upper hand, scoring a 9.63 (out of a possible 10) early in the heat. Florence, on the wave behind him, blocked a series of huge power gouges to post an excellent score of 8.43. After an incredible first exchange, the ocean slowed down leaving the heat to be decided by average scores. As Florence struggled to complete one of their remaining races, Toledo took the heat and a spot in the semis where they will face Ewing.

Two-time WSL Champion John John Florence of Hawaii surfs in Round 2 of the Quarter Finals at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach on April 16, 2022 in Bells Beach, Victoria, Australia (Photo by Matt Dunbar/World Surf League)

Beginner Callum Robson (Australia) and Miguel Pupo (BRA) made up round 3 for the men’s quarter-finals, with a restart called 10 minutes into the round after no waves were caught. Bringing his calm demeanor from his win over the four-time Bells winner Mick Fanning (AUS), Robson led the set with a 13.54 (out of a possible 20). Pupo was busy in the heat, catching a total of 12 waves, only to fail by 0.54 on his final attempt.

“At the end, I knew when he got that seven, that was a good wave, so I knew I just had to try to control the last few minutes left of that series. And there was that little bit that he has grabbed but i thought it was just too wide i thought it wasn’t gonna give him as many seconds as he did but he ripped it so hard when i was walking on the beach the whole everyone was saying bad luck and all, so when i heard the score and he didn’t get it, dodge the bullets for sure.

The final round of the day was comprised of Aussies Jack Robinson and 2019 WSL World Champion Italo Ferreira (BRA). Ferreira took control of the heat and displayed his experience, not letting Robinson slip away and steal a wave without priority. A last-minute wave from both surfers extended the results, with Robinson taking the win by just 0.20. Robinson will face fellow Australian Callum Robson in the semi-finals.

Jack Robinson of Australia surfs in Round 4 of the Quarter Finals at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach on April 16, 2022 in Bells Beach, Victoria, Australia (Photo by Ed Sloane/World Surf League)

With the four men’s semi-finalists decided at the Rip Curl Pro, a first Bells winner is guaranteed in 2022.

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Men’s Quarter-Final Results:
FIELD 1: Ethan Ewing (AUS) 16.33 DEF. Owen Wright (Australia) 11.17
HEAT 2: Filipe Toledo (BRA) 4:40 p.m. DEF. Jean Jean Florence (HAW) 14.76
ROUND 3: Callum Robson (AUS) 13.54 DEF. Miguel Pupo (BRA) 13.00
HEAT 4: Jack Robinson (AUS) vs. Italo Ferreira (BRA)

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Men’s Semi-Finals:
HEAT 1: Ethan Ewing (AUS) vs. Filipe Toledo (BRA)
HEAT 2: Callum Robson (AUS) vs. Jack Robinson (AUS)

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Women’s Semi-Finals:
HEAT 1: Courtney Conlogue (USA) vs. Tyler Wright (AUS)
HEAT 2: Carissa Moore (HAW) vs. Brisa Hennessy (CRI)

For more information, visit WorldSurfLeague.com.

Lineup during the Quarter Finals at Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach on April 16, 2022 in Bells Beach, Victoria, Australia (Photo by Ed Sloane/World Surf League)

Watch live
The Rip Curl Bells Beach is running a competition window until April 20, 2022. The competition will be streamed LIVE on WorldSurfLeague.com and WSL’s YouTube channel, as well as on the free WSL app. Check local listings for WSL broadcast partner coverage.

COVID-19 Update
The health and safety of our athletes, staff and local community is of the utmost importance and we have worked closely with local authorities to put in place a robust set of procedures to keep everyone safe. In accordance with local guidelines, only fully vaccinated people are permitted on site, including spectators, and on-site masks are required when physical distancing cannot be maintained.

The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach is proudly supported by our partners Rip Curl, Visit Vic, Red Bull, Shiseido, Oakley, Hydro Flask, Expedia, Surf Coast Shire, TAC, Bond University, Harvey Norman, Bonsoy, Boost Mobile, Oakberry, Dometic , Coopers, FCS and Pura Vida.

For more information, visit WorldSurfLeague.com.

About WSL
Established in 1976, the World Surf League (WSL) is home to the best surfers in the world. A global sports, media and entertainment company, WSL oversees international touring and competitions, a division of studios creating more than 500 hours of live and on-demand content, and through its affiliate WaveCo, the home of the largest high performance man-made studio in the world. vague. Based in Santa Monica, California, WSL has regional offices in North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific and EMEA.

The WSL crowns the men’s and women’s surfing world champions every year. The Global Tours and Competition Division oversees and manages more than 180 global competitions each year across the Championship Tour, development levels including 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, that provide unprecedented access to athletes, events and locations around the world. WSL events and content are broadcast on linear television in over 743 million homes worldwide and on digital and social media platforms around the world, including WorldSurfLeague.com.

WaveCo includes the Surf Ranch Lemoore facility and the use and licensing of the Kelly Slater Wave System.

WSL is dedicated to changing the world through the inspirational power of surfing by creating authentic events, experiences and stories to inspire a growing global community to live with purpose, originality and excitement.

For more information, visit WorldSurfLeague.com.

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