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Quiksilver and Roxy Pros call Lay Day, wait for swell

Mick Fanning © WSL / Simon Williams

 

 

Quiksilver & Roxy Pro Gold Coast

World Surf League World Tour Men's & Women's event
Coolangatta, Queensland, Australia
28 February - 11 March 2015

Competition sleeps in for the day, forecast so-so

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 1 March, 2015 - Coolaganta, Queensland - The Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by BOQ has been called OFF for the day with only small surf on offer at Snapper Rocks. Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning to assess conditions and make the next call. 

“We're going to be off for the day,” Jessi Miley-Dyer, WSL Deputy Commissioner, said. “It looks really small today and it's looking better for the rest of the event window so we'll be back tomorrow to take another look.”

Three-time World Champion Mick Fanning (AUS) will face wildcard Dane Reynolds (USA) in the opening heat of Round 2 when competition resumes, while 11-time World Champion Kelly Slater (USA) will take on trials winner Jack Freestone (AUS) in Heat 2, both battling for a place in Round 3.

Reigning six-time WSL Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) will also surf in elimination Round 2 after suffering defeat at the hands of an in-form Silvana Lima (BRA) in Round 1. Gilmore will battle trials winner Bronte Macaulay (AUS) in Heat 3.

Surfline, official forecaster for the World Surf League, are calling for: Small surf for the next 5 days, but there will be windows with contestable potential. Watching for better southerly swell to move in by Saturday the 7th, and with decent conditions. That may then be followed by modest easterly swell 8th - 11th. 

Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Round 2 Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Dane Reynolds (USA)
Heat 2: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Jack Freestone (AUS)
Heat 3: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Glenn Hall (IRL)
Heat 4: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. C.J. Hobgood (USA)
Heat 5: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Ricardo Christie (NZL)
Heat 6: Josh Kerr (AUS) vs. Brett Simpson (USA)
Heat 7: Kolohe Andino (USA) vs. Jeremy Flores (FRA)
Heat 8: Owen Wright (AUS) vs. Keanu Asing (HAW)
Heat 9: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Italo Ferreira (BRA)
Heat 10: Filipe Toledo (BRA) vs. Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 11: Kai Otton (AUS) vs. Wiggolly Dantas (BRA)
Heat 12: Miguel Pupo (BRA) vs. Jadson Andre (BRA)

Roxy Pro Gold Coast Round 2 Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Courtney Conlogue (USA) vs. Sage Erickson (USA)
Heat 2: Johanne Defay (FRA) vs. Nikki Van Dijk (AUS)
Heat 3: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) vs. Bronte Macaulay (AUS)
Heat 4: Tyler Wright (AUS) vs. Alessa Quizon (HAW)
Heat 5: Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) vs. Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW)
Heat 6: Laura Enever (AUS) vs. Coco Ho (HAW)

The World Surf League (WSL) organizes the annual tour of professional surf competitions and broadcasts each event live at WorldSurfLeague.com where you can experience the athleticism, drama and adventure of competitive surfing -- anywhere and anytime it’s on.

The WSL sanctions and operates the following tours: the Junior Tour, Longboard Tour, the Qualifying Series (QS), the Big Wave Tour and the crown jewel of the sport, the WSL Championship Tour (CT) which determines the sport's undisputed world champions. The organization is headquartered in Santa Monica, California with Commercial Offices in New York.

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