WSL PRESS RELEASE
SAQUAREMA, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil (Saturday, May 12, 2018) – The second day of the Oi Rio Pro, Stop No. 4 on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), has been called OFF due to small conditions on offer at Itaúna Beach.
“We are off for the day,” said Travis Logie, WSL Deputy Commissioner. “The swell has dropped a lot. There might be a little pulse during the day but with a big high tide in the middle of the day, we decided to call it off. The rest of the week is looking pretty promising for swell, so we will come back tomorrow morning to reassess.”
Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow at 6:45 a.m. local time to assess the conditions and make the next call for a potential 7:00 a.m. start.
Surfline, forecast partner of the WSL, is calling for:
Small S swell leftovers are expected on Saturday. Sunday likely starts slow but should come up through the afternoon as short period SSW swell builds. Fun size, short period S swell likely continues on Monday morning, with a good chance for larger, mid-period SSW to S swell Monday afternoon and Tuesday. More SSW swell looks possible for the end of next week.
Oi Rio Women’s Pro Round 2 Matchups:
Heat 1: Sage Erickson (USA) vs. Coco Ho (HAW)
Heat 2: Silvana Lima (BRA) vs. Bronte Macaulay (AUS)
Heat 3: Johanne Defay (FRA) vs.Taís Almeida (BRA)
Heat 4: Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) vs. Pauline Ado (FRA)
Heat 5: Caroline Marks (USA) vs. Paige Hareb (NZL)
Heat 6: Malia Manuel (HAW) vs. Keely Andrew (AUS)
Oi Rio Men’s Pro Round 1 Matchups:
Heat 1: Filipe Toledo (BRA), Kanoa Igarashi (JPN), Ian Gouveia (BRA)
Heat 2: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Tomas Hermes (BRA), Miguel Pupo (BRA)
Heat 3: Owen Wright (AUS), Wade Carmichael (AUS), Wiggolly Dantas (BRA)
Heat 4: John John Florence (HAW), Joan Duru (FRA), Mikey Wright (AUS)
Heat 5: Gabriel Medina (BRA), Jesse Mendes (BRA), Alejo Muniz (BRA)
Heat 6: Julian Wilson (AUS), Patrick Gudauskas (USA), Deivid Silva (BRA)
Heat 7: Italo Ferreira (BRA), Connor O’Leary (AUS), Keanu Asing (HAW)
Heat 8: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Griffin Colapinto (USA), Michael February (ZAF)
Heat 9: Michel Bourez (PYF), Conner Coffin (USA), Yago Dora (BRA)
Heat 10: Adrian Buchan (AUS), Sebastian Zietz (HAW), Ezekiel Lau (HAW)
Heat 11: Matt Wilkinson (AUS), Jeremy Flores (FRA), Willian Cardoso (BRA)
Heat 12: Kolohe Andino (USA), Frederico Morais (PRT), Michael Rodrigues (BRA)
For more information, please visit WorldSurfLeague.com.