Another Lay Day at Snapper Rocks


A lay day has been called for the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover, but the swell projected to hit in the coming days could see the event finish in sensational surf.

The first stop of the 2011 ASP World Title season, the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast completed the opening round of competition last Saturday, but have yet to recommence with world-class action.

“We’ve called a lay day for competition today with no real swell on offer,” Rich Porta, ASP Head Judge, said. “We’re monitoring the swell forecast to hit in the next days and it’s shaping up to be something really good. We’ll check back in the morning, but it’s more than likely we won’t recommence until the weekend.”

Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 6:30am to assess conditions for a possible 7:30am start.

When competition resumes, up first will be Bede Durbidge (AUS), 28, up against wildcard Matt Banting (AUS), 16, in the opening men’s heat of Round 2 and Rebecca Woods (AUS), 26, battling Courtney Conlogue (AUS), 18, in the opening women’s heat of Round 2.

Highlights from the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast will be available via http://www.quiksilverpro.com

The event will also be broadcast LIVE on free-to-air with One HD.