Shark Halts Women's Pro Trestles
6ft fish breaches outside Lowers lineup before Defay - Erickson quarter
Sage Erickson and Johanne Defay's QF at the Swatch Women's Pro Trestles was put on hold yesterday when a 6ft shark of undetermined species breached just outside the lineup.
"We actually had a shark spotted just behind the line up," said Women's commissioner Jesse Miley-Dyer. "We've sent the lifeguards in to assess the situation and they've actually determined the animal's not there."
There was a shark in the lineup, lifeguards assessed the situation and the animal has left. Competition will resume pic.twitter.com/UZuXDgVxS5
— World Surf League (@wsl) September 12, 2016
After the excitement, the women's surfing resumed, and the Quarters completed, with the Semis lining up as Sage vs Tyler and Nikki VD vs Steph.