No Competition…Again. Kelly Warms up at Straddie!



Kelly Slater
Kelly Slater free surfs in between heats at Stradbroke Island after minimal surf has forced the event to be called off for five days.

 

Competition has been called off for today for the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover with no contestable surf on offer at the primary venue of Snapper Rocks or the secondary venue of Duranbah.

The opening event of the 2011 ASP World Title season, the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast will endure its sixth consecutive lay day today, but with a solid swell approaching in the next 48 hours, surfers and event organizers are exited with the possibility of finishing in excellent conditions.

“As projected, the surf has dropped again today and we’ve called competition off,” Rich Porta, ASP Head Judge, said. “The models continue to look positive for a solid swell arriving in the next day and a half and maintaining through the finish of the waiting period so we’re hopeful that this actually materializes and we get to finish in some solid surf.”

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