NewsQuiksilver Pro Gold Coast

Official Assessment Gold Coast - 03/04/14

Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 Schedule: Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Round 2 ON at 7:15am; Round 3 on STANDBY; Roxy Pro Gold Coast Round 2 on STANDBY
Conditions: Three-to-Four foot (1 metre) waves at Snapper Rocks. Light wind. Clear skies.

Official Assessment: The swell has increased slightly this morning with two-to-three foot (1 metre) waves and low-tide conditions. The swell today remains fairly clean on the banks, but adaptability continues to be 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 attempt to complete a few heats of competition this morning before the tide increases and will monitor conditions and decide whether a hold will be necessary or not. - Rich Porta, ASP Head Judge

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