Increased swell and onshore winds at the primary site of Les Estagnots have prompted Roxy Pro France event organizers to call a lay day for competition this morning. A projected improvement in weather conditions could see competition commence as early as tomorrow.
ROXY PRO FRANCE 2014, Hossegor France
“The surf will be increasing throughout the morning but poor winds have forced a lay day today,” Jessi Miley-Dyer, ASP Women’s Commissioner, said. “We expect improved conditions tomorrow and anticipate a potential start then. We’ll be back at 7:30am to make another call.”
Event No. 8 of 10 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP Women’s World Championship Tour, the Roxy Pro France recommences this season’s hunt for the world surfing crown with Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) and Carissa Moore (HAW) leading the pack.
Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 7:30am (local time) to assess conditions and make a call for the day.
When competition commences, up first will be Malia Manuel (HAW), Dimity Stoyle (AUS) and Pauline Ado (FRA) in the opening heat of Round 1.
Surfline, official forecasters for the Roxy Pro France, are calling for:
New swell due to fill in through the day Wednesday and continue through the end of the week. Reinforcing swell due for the weekend, continuing into Monday of next
The Roxy Pro France will be webcast LIVE at ASPWorldTour.com
Roxy Pro France Round 1 Match-Ups (1st advances to Round 3, 2nd & 3rd to Round 2):
Heat 1: Malia Manuel (HAW), Dimity Stoyle (AUS), Pauline Ado (FRA)
Heat 2: Tyler Wright (AUS), Laura Enever (AUS), Alessa Quizon (HAW)
Heat 3: Sally Fitzgibbons (HAW), Courtney Conlogue (USA), Lee-Ann Curren (FRA)
Heat 4: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Johanne Defay (FRA), Alana Blanchard (HAW)
Heat 5: Carissa Moore (HAW), Coco Ho (HAW), Paige Hareb (NZL)
Heat 6: Lakey Peterson (USA), Bianca Buitendag (ZAF), Nikki Van Dijk (AUS)
Running in conjunction with the Roxy Pro France will be Stop No. 9 of 11 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour, the Quiksilver Pro France:
Quiksilver Pro France Round 1 Match-Ups (1st advances to Round 3, 2nd & 3rd to Round 2) :
Heat 1: Taj Burrow (AUS), Fredrick Patacchia (HAW), Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 2: Michel Bourez (PYF), Sebastian Zietz (HAW), Brett Simpson (USA)
Heat 3: Mick Fanning (AUS), Filipe Toledo (BRA), Jeremy Flores (FRA)
Heat 4: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Kai Otton (AUS), Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
Heat 5: Kelly Slater (USA), Matt Wilkinson (AUS), Matt Banting (AUS)
Heat 6: Gabriel Medina (BRA), Tiago Pires (PRT), Dane Reynolds (USA)
Heat 7: Adriano de Souza (BRA), C.J. Hobgood (USA), Aritz Aranburu (ESP)
Heat 8: John John Florence (HAW), Julian Wilson (AUS), Jadson Andre (BRA)
Heat 9: Kolohe Andino (USA), Miguel Pupo (BRA), Dion Atkinson (AUS)
Heat 10: Nat Young (USA), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Alejo Muniz (BRA)
Heat 11: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Bede Durbidge (AUS), Mitch Crews (AUS)
Heat 12: Owen Wright (AUS), Josh Kerr (AUS), Adam Melling (AUS)
The event will be webcast live via www.aspworldtour.com and www.youtube/ASP.