The World Surf League has reported that Caio Ibelli broke his foot in a warm-up session at Main Break and will not be able to compete in the contest. Western Australian residents Jack Robinson and Jerome Forrest will surf in a 25-minute heat for Ibelli’s spot. The winner will surf against Owen Wright and Miguel Pupo in round one.
According to Ibelli’s Instagram, the big straight-air above is the maneuver that resulted in the broken foot. The severity of Ibelli’s injury and recovery time is still unknown. We wish Ibelli a speedy and full recovery.
Stay tuned for more details.