Elimination Rounds 2 and 3 Called ON at Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast

Courtesy of WSL – World Surf League

– Men’s Round 2 Called ON for 8:15 AM Start
– Women’s Competition Called OFF for Today

– Watch LIVE at WorldSurfLeague.com 



Gabriel Medina (BRA), 2014 WSL Champion and 2014 event winner, will battle wildcard Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA) in Round 2 Heat 2 of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast. Caption: © WSL / Cestari


Location:      Coolangatta, Queensland, Australia
Event window:   March 11 – 22, 2018
Today’s call:   Men’s Rounds 2 and 3 called ON
Conditions:   3 – 4 foot (1 – 1.2 metre)
COOLANGATTA, Queensland/AUS (Tuesday, March 13, 2018) – The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast, Stop No. 1 of the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), will continue today with the first men’s elimination rounds of the season. Men’s Round 2 will hit the water at 8:15 a.m. local time in clean three-to-four foot (1 – 1.2 metre) surf at Snapper Rocks. Men’s Round 3 will follow the first elimination round, while the women’s event is off for the day.

“We waited an hour this morning for the tide to drop and are now seeing a great improvement in wave quality,” said WSL Commissioner, Kieren Perrow. “The forecast is telling us that we should see an increase in surf throughout the day, and into the next few days, meaning we will have no shortage of options in the way of great surf. Competition will start today with men’s Round 2. With the conditions we have and the matchups to come, it’s bound to be an exciting day of competition.”

First up this morning will be two-time WSL Champion John John Florence (HAW) up against event wildcard Mikey Wright (AUS) in the opening heat of Round 2.

Heat 2 of Round 2 will see 2014 Quiksilver Pro event winner and 2014 World Champion Gabriel Medina (BRA) take on Trials winner Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA).

Michael February (ZAF), injury replacement for 11-time WSL Champion Kelly Slater (USA), will face Matt Wilkinson (AUS), the 2017 event runner-up and 2016 event winner, in Round 2 Heat 3.

Surfline, WSL forecast partner, is calling for:

Mid period, mid size E swell from former Cyclone Hola will likely build in through Tuesday. Confidence is increasing that a new low/tropical cyclone will set up larger ENE to E swell Wed-Thu, easing slowly into and over the weekend as the swell direction shifts more ESE/SE. Long range guidance points to more mid size ESE/SE swell around the last couple days of the event window.

Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Round 2 Matchups:
Heat 1: 
John John Florence (HAW) vs. Mikey Wright (AUS)
Heat 2: Gabriel Medina (BRA) vs. Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA)
Heat 3: Matt Wilkinson (AUS) vs. Michael February (ZAF)
Heat 4: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Ian Gouveia (BRA)
Heat 5: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Patrick Gudauskas (USA)
Heat 6: Sebastian Zietz (HAW) vs. Michael Rodrigues (BRA)
Heat 7: Frederico Morais (PRT) vs, Ezekiel Lau (HAW)
Heat 8: Kanoa Igarashi (JPN) vs. Keanu Asing (HAW)
Heat 9: Caio Ibelli (BRA) vs. Willian Cardoso (BRA)
Heat 10: Conner Coffin (USA) vs. Yago Dora (BRA)
Heat 11: Joan Duru (FRA) vs. Tomas Hermes (BRA)
Heat 12: Jesse Mendes (BRA) vs. Wade Carmichael (AUS)

Roxy Pro Gold Coast Semifinal Matchups:
Heat 1: 
Lakey Peterson (USA) vs. Malia Manuel (HAW)
Heat 2: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) vs. Keely Andrew (AUS)

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Showcasing the world’s best surfing on its digital platform at WorldSurfLeague.com as well as the free WSL app, the WSL has a passionate global fan base with millions tuning in to see world-class athletes like Tyler Wright, John John Florence, Paige Alms, Kai Lenny, Taylor Jensen, Honolua Blomfield, Mick Fanning, Stephanie Gilmore, Kelly Slater, Carissa Moore, Gabriel Medina, Courtney Conlogue and more battle on the most unpredictable and dynamic field of play of any sport in the world.

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