A drop in swell this morning has prompted event organizers at the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro presented by LG to call competition off for the day.
The opening events of the 2008 ASP World Tour and ASP Women’s World Tour season, both the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro pres. by LG have completed two rounds of competition with the women knocking both off last Sunday at nearby Duranbah Beach while the men completed Round 2 yesterday at Snapper Rocks.
“The surf has dropped a bit today back into the two-foot range and finding a good wall out there is proving trying with today’s tides,” Brooke Farris, ASP Women’s World Tour Manager, said. “The event forecasters have called for an increase in swell over the coming days, and with only three full days of competition remaining to complete both the men’s and the women’s events, we’re waiting for the best conditions possible.”
Yesterday’s Quiksilver Pro elimination Round 2 competition saw rookie sensations Dane Reynolds (USA) and Jordy Smith (ZAF) as well as wildcard Julian Wilson (AUS) blast through their respective heats while former three-time ASP World Champion Andy Irons (HAW) celebrated a much-anticipated return to form, posting the highest scores of the day to take out Komunity Project Trials winner Tamaroa McComb (PYF). When Round 3 hits the water, it will be Australians Bede Durbidge and Kieren Perrow battling it out first.
When Roxy Pro competition resumes, Round 3 will hit the lineup with World No. 4 Samantha Cornish (AUS) and 2008 ASP Women’s World Tour rookie Nicola Atherton (AUS) kicking things off.