On Wednesday, event organizers opted to call a lay day because conditions look to greatly improve over the next few days for the start to the 2019 Rip Curl Pro Argentina. A second consecutive lay day was decreed at Playa Grande where the Men's QS 1500 and the Women's QS 1000 will take place. A call is set for 7:40 am local time for the start of the contest.
A total of 81 surfers from 8 countries are in Argentina. The 2-time WSL South America Regional Champion, Dominic Barona (ECU) is undefeated at the Rip Curl Pro and is looking for her third straight win.
In the Men's division, Brazilians have dominated the event in Mar del Plata with victories at all 6 editions of the Rip Curl Pro Argentina won by: Jihad Khodr (2013), Alex Ribeiro (2014), Robson Santos (2015), Flavio Nakagima (2016), Thiago Camarão (2017) and Wesley Santos (2018).