World Surf League QS1500
Kontiki Beach, Netanya, Israel
16 - 19 January 2016
Surfline's official forecast expects good conditions on Wednesday
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 19 January, 2016 - Kontiki Beach, Netanya Isreal - A powerful storm front has forced organizers of the SEAT Pro Netanya pres. by Billabong to call a lay day on Day 4 of the event’s waiting period.
“Conditions are wild this morning in Netanya and we decided to call competition OFF for the day,” Mikel Zalakain, WSL Head Judge said. “The forecast is looking very promising for tomorrow, so we will come back early on Wednesday to possibly restart the event in excellent waves.”
A men’s QS1,500 and women’s QS1,000, the SEAT Pro Netanya pres. by Billabong is a historic first Qualifying Series event in Israel and as sanctioned by WSL Europe, will count towards the European Title race.
Event organizers and surfers will reconvene at 7AM Wednesday for a potential early restart of the men’s competition while the women’s event will be on standby until an 11AM call.
Surfline, official forecasters for the event, are calling for: Solid windswell for Tuesday strong onshores in the morning. Local winds ease into the afternoon on Tuesday which allows conditions to improve some. Better conditions and dropping WNW windswell for Wednesday with smaller leftovers Thursday. Minor windswell mix for Friday and into the weekend. Potential for another round of windswell Sunday and Monday.
REMAINING SEAT PRO NETANYA MEN'S RD2 MATCHUPS:
Heat 9: Pedro Henrique (PRT), Elem Ben Zvi (ISR), Ido Shemo (ISR), Oscar Wright (AUS)
Heat 10: Paul Pugliesi (USA), Omer Bar (ISR), Gal Zinger (ISR), Roni Sheyngard (ISR)
Heat 11: Jorgann Couzinet (REU), Tzur Arkin (ISR), Alon Evron (ISR), Ben Reuveni (ISR)
Heat 12: Ethan Egiguren (EUK), Dean Almog (ISR), Frederico Magalhaes (PRT), Oliver Hartkopp (DNK)
Heat 13: Gony Zubizarreta (ESP), Gal Malka (ISR), Gideon Gabbai (ISR), Otis Carey (AUS)
Heat 14: Dylan Christensen (USA), Gil Keren (ISR), Noam Elster (ISR), Yoni Klein (ISR)
Heat 15: Paul Cesar Distinguin (FRA), Pj Alipayo (PHL), Edo Minsker (ISR), Stev Levine (ISR)
Heat 16: Hodei Collazo (EUK), Steven Sawyer (ZAF), Federico Pilurzu (CRI), Shabi Avidan (ISR)
UPCOMING SEAT PRO NETANYA WOMEN'S QUARTERFINALS MATCHUPS:
QF 1: Maud Le Car (FRA) vs. Anat Lelior (ISR)
QF 2: Anael Peguine (ISR) vs. Carol Henrique (PRT)
QF 3: Camilla Kemp (PRT) vs. Keshia Seelow-Eyre (GBR)
QF 4: Noa Lelior (ISR) vs. Caitlin Griffin (ISR)