SNAPPER ROCKS, Queensland/Australia (Friday, March 2, 2012) – Poor wind conditions and non-existent surf have forced event organizers to call the third, consecutive lay day this morning for the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover.
The opening stop of the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour season, the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast enjoyed incredible action throughout the first four days of the waiting period, narrowing the fields down to the men’s Quarterfinalists and women’s Semifinalists, and will recommence competition when conditions improve.
“There’s not much out there that you would classify as ‘contestable’ today and we’ve called a lay day for the men and women,” Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said. “It looks like we’ll see a directional change in wind and some swell materialize over the next 24 hours so we’ll be back tomorrow morning to reassess conditions and make another call then.”
Event organizers will reconvene at 6:30am tomorrow to assess conditions for a possible 7:30am start.
Event highlights available via www.quiksilverlive.com/progoldcoast/2012
For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com
UPCOMING QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST QUARTERFINAL MATCH-UPS:
QF 1: Adriano De Souza (BRA) vs. Owen Wright (AUS)
QF 2: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Josh Kerr (AUS)
QF 3: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Joel Parkinson (AUS)
QF 4: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Adrian Buchan (AUS)
UPCOMING ROXY PRO GOLD COAST SEMIFINALS MATCH-UPS:
SF 1: Tyler Wright (AUS) vs. Laura Enever (AUS)
SF 2: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) vs. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS)