The first stop of the 2016 World Surf League (WSL) Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour (CT), the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by BOQ, was been called OFF for the day on Thursday with only small surf on offer at Snapper Rocks.
“There are a couple of nice waves, but it’s just not quite enough so we are not going to be on for today,” said WSL Deputy Commissioner, Jessi Miley-Dyer. “We are still looking at some good waves in the forecast, and I think tomorrow will be better than what we have now.”
Event organizers will reconvene Friday morning at 7am to assess the conditions and make the next call.
Reigning WSL Men’s World Champion Adriano de Souza (BRA) will face Kolohe Andino (USA) and event wildcard Michael Wright (AUS) in Men’s Round 1 when competition resumes.
Current Women’s World Champion, Carissa Moore (HAW) will face rookie Chelsea Tuach (BRB) and current WSL World Junior Champ and winner of yesterday’s trials, Isabella Nichols (AUS).
Surfline, official forecaster for the World Surf League, anticipate the following:
We’ve got a high pressure sitting west of New Zealand, which is creating the trade swell. We’re going to have a steady flow of surf that will fluctuate up and down over the next few days. There is a pulse that we are supposed to see lift coming Sunday and Monday. One of the bonuses we have is the south wind, which is making these clean conditions at Snapper Rocks. We will have these kinds of winds for the next couple of days.
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Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Round 1 Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Italo Ferreira (BRA), Keanu Asing (HAW), Ryan Callinan (AUS)
Heat 2: Julian Wilson (AUS), Michel Bourez (PYF), Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 3: Filipe Toledo (BRA), Jadson Andre (BRA), Stuart Kennedy (AUS)
Heat 4: Gabriel Medina (BRA), Caio Ibelli (BRA), Sebastian Zietz (HAW)
Heat 5: Mick Fanning (AUS), Matt Banting (AUS), Wade Carmichael (AUS)
Heat 6: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Kolohe Andino (USA), Michael Wright (AUS)
Heat 7: Jeremy Flores (FRA), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Davey Cathels (AUS)
Heat 8: Kelly Slater (USA), Matt Wilkinson (AUS), Conner Coffin (USA)
Heat 9: Nat Young (USA), Kai Otton (AUS), Alex Ribeiro (BRA)
Heat 10: Josh Kerr (AUS), Taj Burrow (AUS), Kanoa Igarashi (USA)
Heat 11: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Wiggolly Dantas (BRA), Miguel Pupo (BRA)
Heat 12: Joel Parkinson (AUS), John John Florence (HAW), Jack Freestone (AUS)
Roxy Pro Gold Coast Round 1 Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Tyler Wright (AUS), Johanne Defay (FRA), Alessa Quizon (HAW)
Heat 2: Bianca Buitendag (ZAF), Nikki Van Dijk (AUS), Coco Ho (HAW)
Heat 3: Carissa Moore (HAW), Chelsea Tuach (BRB), Isabella Nichols (AUS)
Heat 4: Courtney Conlogue (USA), Sage Erickson (USA), Bronte Macaulay (AUS)
Heat 5: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Malia Manuel (HAW), Laura Enever (AUS)
Heat 6: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW), Keely Andrew (AUS)
2016 World Surf League Championship Tour Australian Events:
Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast: March 10-21, 2016
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach: March 24-April 5,2016
Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: April 8-19, 2016