Date: Sunday, March 2, 2014
Schedule: Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Round 1 ON at 10:45am AEST.
Conditions: Three-to-Four foot (1 metre) waves at Snapper Rocks. Light wind. Clear skies.
Official Assessment: Slightly bigger surf today in the three-to-four foot (1 metre) range with light winds out the back similar to yesterday. The swell today is less broken up than yesterday, but adaptability remains key. Combination of major maneuvers continue to score very well out at Snapper Rocks and the pointbreak aspect of the venue lends itself to the speed, power and flow components of the criteria. Important to note, however, that surfers avoid getting bogged down into doing the same turn over and over out here. We want to see variety of repertoire and those who go above the lip will be well-rewarded. We'll wait for the tide to peak this morning and start dropping out again before commencing competition. - Rich Porta, ASP Head Judge