FITZROY BEACH, Taranaki/New Zealand (Monday, April 12, 2010) – Despite clean one-to-two foot (0.75 metre) waves on offer at the secondary site of Back Beach today, event organizers opted to postpone the TSB Bank Women’s Surfing Festival today with the promise of bigger surf on the horizon.
The second stop on the 2010 ASP Women’s World Tour, the TSB Bank Surfing Festival is the first elite tour event to be held in the land of the long white cloud and with solid swell projected for the coming days, the world’s best female surfers will test themselves against the elements.
“We hung around this morning and monitored the conditions but it’s still a bit too small and we’ve called TSB competition off for the day,” Dave Shipley, ASP Head Judge, said. “We’ve got plenty of swell on tap and although the conditions might not be as nice as today, the world’s best female surfers will handle just fine in the juice.”
Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 7am for a possible 7:30am start.
When competition commences, up first will be Coco Ho (HAW), 18, against Rebecca Woods (AUS), 25, and Amee Donohoe (AUS), 30, in the opening heat of the TSB Bank Women’s Surf Festival.
The TSB Bank Women’s Surf Festival will be web LIVE via www.nssurffestival.co.nz
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TSB BANK WOMEN’S SURF FESTIVAL ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Coco Ho (HAW), Rebecca Woods (AUS), Amee Donohoe (AUS)
Heat 2: Melanie Bartels (HAW), Paige Hareb (NZL), Lee Ann Curren (FRA)
Heat 3: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Carissa Moore (HAW), Sarah Mason (NZL)
Heat 4: Sofia Mulanovich (PER), Jessi Miley-Dyer (AUS), Nikita Robb (ZAF)
Heat 5: Silvana Lima (BRA), Rosanne Hodge (ZAF), Claire Bevilacqua (AUS)
Heat 6: Chelsea Hedges (AUS), Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Bruna Schmitz (BRA)