PLAGE NORD, Vieux Boucau / France - The ASP Europe 1-Star Men & Women Vieux Boucau Longboard Festival is on Standby. A lay-day has been called on the opening day of the waiting period with insufficient 0.5-foot waves barely breaking in an unusually calm beginning of September along the French coastline.
â€œToday there's clearly not enough swell on offer and we had to call competition OFF,â€ Rob Gunning, ASP Europe Tour Manager stated. â€œLooking at the forecast we're hoping tomorrow will improve and give us an opportunity to launch the event. We also have the last-resort option to extend the event to Saturday if needed.â€
The only European qualifying event this season, the Vieux Boucau Longboard Festival will offer a unique chance to qualify for the World Longboard Championship, as well as crown our 2014 European Champions.
Surfers and event officials will reconvene Friday at 8am to reassess conditions.