Owing to lacklustre conditions and the lack of a wave worthy of running the first leg of the World Surf League Quiksilver and Roxy Pro 2015, the WSL organisers have added a further two days to the waiting period of the competition. Originally due to run between the 28th of Feb and 11th of March, the window has now been increased until the 13th, with all eyes on an improving forecast.
The decision has obviously not been taken lightly but has been a necessary decision to ensure the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro can play out in waves that not only delight the watching public but also test worlds best surfers in decent conditions. None of us want to watch our idols grovelling around in 1 foot slop and I’m pretty sure the Pro’s don’t want that either.
After the fairly good conditions of the opening day at the Quiksilver Pro, the Gold Coast and Snapper Rocks have been struggling to pull in a decent swell and although they have the option of Duranbah, the sand banks there aren’t in good shape either. It seems bizarre that over a week into the event we are still waiting for round two of the Quiksilver Pro to get underway, the last time a World tour event had an extension was at Teahupo’o in 2008.
The current forecast is for a fairly substantial swell to start arriving from the 11th, with waves building to around head high by the 13th and hopefully the final of the Quiksilver Pro will be able to play out in world class conditions. Do you think the organisers have made the right decision in extending the waiting period or should the Pro’s be made to go out and surf on anything?