WSL PRESS RELEASE
COOLANGATTA, Queensland/AUS (Friday, March 17, 2017) – The Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast has been called ON today in three-to-four foot (1 – 1.5 m) surf at Snapper Rocks. Competition will commence with the remaining 10 heats of Men’s Round 2 with both men’s and women’s Round 3 on standby.
“Great-looking swell on offer this morning at Snapper Rocks and we’ll recommence with the remaining Round 2 men’s heats at 7am,” said WSL Commissioner Kieren Perrow. “We anticipate another full day of competition with both the men’s and women’s Round 3 heats on standby for a probable start this afternoon.”
It’s set to be a great day of competition with some exciting match-ups. The first heat of the day will see 2015 Quiksilver Pro Champion Filipe Toledo (BRA) coming up against 2017 CT rookie Ezekiel Lau (HAW).
Heat 10 of Round 2 will see a clash of the rookies with Australians Ethan Ewing (AUS) and Stuart Kennedy (AUS) going head-to-head at Snapper Rocks.
Round 2 Heat 12 will be an all Brazilian goofy-foot affair as Miguel Pupo (BRA) battles it out with the powerful Wiggolly Dantas (BRA).
Surfline, official forecast for the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro, are calling for:
The interaction between high pressure over New Zealand and a trough east of the Gold Coast has set up the start of a prolonged run of trade windswell/swell that will continue through early next week. Local winds look good into Saturday but may vary at times around passing local weather features. Watching winds in the longer range. Trend to ENE to NE winds expected for Sunday/Monday.
The event will be broadcast LIVE via WorldSurfLeague.com, the WSL app and the WSL’s Facebook page as well as Fox Sports in Australia, Sky NZ, SFR Sports in France, Sport TV in Portugal, EDGE Sports in China, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and other territories and on Globo TV in Brazil.
Members of the press can apply for a media credential for the event by completing the online credential form via the WSL Press Room.
For more information, check out WorldSurfLeague.com.
Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Remaining Round 2 Match-Ups:
Heat 3: Filipe Toledo (BRA) vs. Ezekiel Lau (HAW)
Heat 4: Sebastian Zietz (HAW) vs. Jack Freestone (AUS)
Heat 5: Josh Kerr (AUS) vs. Ian Gouveia (BRA)
Heat 6: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Jeremy Flores (FRA)
Heat 7: Italo Ferreira (BRA) vs. Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA)
Heat 8: Caio Ibelli (BRA) vs. Joan Duru (FRA)
Heat 9: Conner Coffin (USA) vs. Bede Durbidge (AUS)
Heat 10: Stuart Kennedy (AUS) vs. Ethan Ewing (AUS)
Heat 11: Kanoa Igarashi (USA) vs. Connor O’Leary (AUS)
Heat 12: Wiggolly Dantas (BRA) vs. Miguel Pupo (BRA)
Roxy Pro Gold Coast Round 3 Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW), Johanne Defay (FRA), Coco Ho (HAW)
Heat 2: Tyler Wright (AUS), Nikki Van Dijk (AUS), Lakey Peterson (USA)
Heat 3: Courtney Conlogue (USA), Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Keely Andrew (AUS)
Heat 4: Carissa Moore (HAW), Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Bronte Macaulay (AUS)