OCEAN BEACH, San Francisco/California (Thursday, November 3, 2011) – With a substantial decrease in swell and unfavorable winds on offer at Ocean Beach, event organizers at the Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco have called competition off for the day.
Stop No. 10 of 11 on the 2011 ASP World Title Race, the Rip Curl Pro Search saw Kelly Slater (USA), 39, secure a historic 11th ASP World Title yesterday while several of the world’s best surfers tore in to peaky three-to-five foot surf in firing conditions.
“The conditions are obviously poor this morning and with plenty of time remaining in the waiting period there is no need to run competition today,” Richie Porta, ASP International Head Judge said. “We’ll return tomorrow morning at 7:30am for a possible restart to competition.”
When competition resumes Josh Kerr (AUS), 27, will face off against Tiago Pires (PRT), 31, in Heat 11 of Round 3.
The Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco is Stop No. 10 of 11 on the 2011 ASP World Title Series with a waiting period from November 1-12. The 2011 Pro Search will be broadcast live on Fuel TV, Livestream.com and live.ripcurl.com
Surfline, official forecasters for the Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco are calling for much smaller NW swell leftovers to prevail Thursday as onshore flow builds through the day. A solid NW swell will build through the day on Friday, strongest late, beforefading on Saturday. Variable onshore flow prevails both Friday and Saturday, although there will be somebrief windows of light wind (especially Friday). A smaller NW swell will show on Monday with light onshore flow.
REMAINING RIP CURL PRO SEARCH SAN FRANCISCO ROUND 3 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 11: Josh Kerr (AUS) vs. Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 12: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Patrick Gudauskas (USA)
UPCOMING RIP CURL PRO SEARCH SAN FRANCISCO ROUND 4 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Matt Wilkinson (AUS), Taylor Knox (USA), Kieren Perrow (AUS)
Heat 2: Gabriel Medina (BRA), Miguel Pupo (BRA), Kelly Slater (USA)
Heat 3: Owen Wright (AUS), Alejo Muniz (BRA), Brett Simpson (USA)
Heat 4: Joel Parkinson (AUS), TBD, TBD