RESTAURANTS, Tavarua/Fiji (Friday, June 7, 2013) - After calling Volcom Fiji Pro competition on this morning, unexpected onshore winds and quickly deteriorating conditions have forced event officials to call competition off after a three-hour holding period.
Stop No. 4 of 10 on the ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), the Volcom Fiji Pro enjoyed an unforgettable day of perfect waves at Restaurants yesterday, completing Round 2 and the opening heats of Round 3. Event organizers returned to similar conditions this morning, originally calling competition on. Unfortunately, the quality of surf would take a turn for the worse and following a three-hour hold, competition has been called off for today.
“At first call this morning, we had excellent surf at restaurants, but conditions changed quickly,” Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge said. “The winds turned around, making things pretty messy and while we went on hold in hopes of improved conditions, mother nature has not changed in our favor. We’ve called competition off for today and will return tomorrow morning for another call.”
The Volcom Fiji Pro will be webcast LIVE via www.volcomfijipro.com
UPCOMING VOLCOM FIJI PRO REMAINING ROUND 3 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 4: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs.Miguel Pupo (BRA)
Heat 5: Kai Otton (HAW) vs. Sebastian Zietz (HAW)
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Mitchel Coleborn (AUS)
Heat 7: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Heitor Alves (BRA)
Heat 8: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 9: Josh Kerr (AUS) vs. Brett Simpson (USA)
Heat 10: Julian Wilson (AUS) vs. Kolohe Andino (USA)
Heat 11: Nat Young (USA) vs. Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Heat 12: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Yadin Nicol (AUS)