The 2016 J-Bay Open got underway today and the event picked up right where it left off in 2015 — in pumping surf. (Minus the shark.) Aside from the “attack heard round the world”, today’s opening day of competition was eerily similar to last year’s conclusion. 4- to 6- foot Supers, howling offshore, with Mick Fanning, Julian Wilson and Gabriel Medina standing out. While a full gallery from Senior photographer’s Corey Wilson and Steve Sherman is forthcoming, above is a quick post-event interview with your current world No. 1, Matt Wilkinson, who’s already advanced into the third round. Check back for more coverage shortly.