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Oi Rio Pro calls Lay Day due to bad winds & junk surf

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Oi Rio Pro

WSL Championship Tour Men's Event
WSL Championship Tour Women's Event
Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 
11 - 22 May 2015

Competition off for the day in Rio, with improving conditions expected 

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 13 May, 2015 - Barra da Tijuca, Brazil - Unruly surf in the six-to-eight foot range and poor winds have prompted event organizers to call a lay day for Oi Rio Pro competition today.

Event No. 4 on the Samsung Galaxy WSL Championship Tour, the Oi Rio Pro enjoyed an action-packed day of surfing yesterday as the opening rounds of men’s and women’s competition were completed.

“We had a long look at it this morning, but ultimately decided to call a lay day for competition,” Kieren Perrow, WSL Commissioner, said. “Conditions are projected to improve in the coming days so we’ll be back tomorrow morning to have another look at it.”

Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow at 7am to reassess conditions.

Surfline, official forecasters for the World Surf League (WSL), are calling for: Solid SSE mix for Wednesday with light winds. Solid SSE/SE swell for Thursday eases on Friday. Leftover SE swell on Saturday. Winds are light during the morning hours for Thursday through Saturday before a seabreeze develops in the afternoon. Much smaller surf for Sunday and early next week.

Dave Prodan

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