Quik & Roxy Pro Waiting Period Extended

After meager swell, event lengthens waiting period

Stephanie Gilmore looks to defend her title when competition resumes. Photo: WSL

Stephanie Gilmore looks to defend her title when competition resumes. Photo: WSL

After a slew of lay days spawned by lackluster conditions and anemic swell in the near forecast, event officials at the Quik and Roxy Pro Gold Coast have agreed to extend the holding period by two days, until March 13. There’s a forecasted bump in surf expected to arrive in the later half of next week. Thus far, the men’s event has only run through the first round of competition while the women have narrowed down their field to the quarters.

“After a lot of discussion with the athletes, our on-site staff, our executive team in Los Angeles, our event partners and the local government, we have extended the competition window two days to take advantage of a swell system moving in,” said the ASP’s Kieren Perrow. “The WSL is the world’s best surfers in the world’s best waves and the extension is an illustration of our commitment to that philosophy. It’s a significant financial, personnel and energy expenditure for the league, but we’re passionate about the world’s best surfing and we’re excited to see what this swell brings.”