Lay Day Called for Opening Day of Tahiti Pro

Courtesy of WSL – World Surf League

– Competition Called OFF for the Day
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Small surf prompts lay day at Tahiti Pro, Stop No. 7 of the WSL Championship Tour. Credit: © WSL / Cestari


Location:       Teahupo’o, Tahiti 
Event window:    August 10 – 21, 2018
Today’s call:    Competition called OFF for the day
Conditions:    2 – 3 feet (0.6 – 1 metre)
TEAHUPO’O, Tahiti (Friday, August 10, 2018) – The Tahiti Pro Teahupo’o, Stop No. 7 of the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), will be OFF for the day due to small surf on offer at Teahupo’o.

“We are calling competition OFF today,” said Kieren Perrow, WSL Commissioner. “With only small surf on offer at Teahupo’o, we will hold off for improved conditions. We are seeing some activity for early next week, so we will continue to monitor. We will come back tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. local time to reassess and make the next call.”

The WSL Commissioner’s Office will reconvene tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. local time (TAHT) to make the next call.

Surfline, official forecaster for the Tahiti Pro, are calling for:

The first couple days of the event window (Fri/Sat 10th-11th) will see minimal/flat surf and unfavorable winds. Then a pulse of shorter period SSW-South swell is looking to move in over Sun/Mon (12th-13th), with head-overhead sets and favorable wind conditions. That swell fades into mid-week with nothing of much substance on the radar at this point, possibly through the rest of the event window. However, we are watching for a couple possible modest SW swells over the 16th-21st. Still time for things to hopefully change for the better.

When the Tahiti Pro commences, the event will be broadcast LIVE on and the WSL’s Facebook page. Also, check local listings for coverage from the WSL’s broadcast partners.

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Tahiti Pro Round 1 Matchups:
Heat 1: 
Wade Carmichael (AUS), Jeremy Flores (FRA), Joan Duru (FRA)
Heat 2: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Ezekiel Lau (HAW), Ian Gouveia (BRA)
Heat 3: Italo Ferreira (BRA), Sebastian Zietz (HAW), Miguel Pupo (BRA)
Heat 4: Gabriel Medina (BRA), Tomas Hermes (BRA), Wiggolly Dantas (BRA)
Heat 5: Julian Wilson (AUS), Joel Parkinson (AUS), Mateia Hiquily (PYF)
Heat 6: Filipe Toledo (BRA), Tago Dora (BRA), Tikanui Smith (PYF)
Heat 7: Willian Cardoso (BRA), Frederico Morais (PRT), Michael February (ZAF)
Heat 8: Michel Bourez (PYF), Kanoa Igarashi (JPN), Keanu Asing (HAW)
Heat 9: Mikey Wright (AUS), Adriano de Souza (BRA), Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Heat 10: Griffin Colapinto (USA), Kolohe Andino (USA), Patrick Gudauskas (USA)
Heat 11: Owen Wright (AUS), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Jesse Mendes (BRA)
Heat 12: Conner Coffin (USA), Michael Rodrigues (BRA), Connor O’Leary (AUS)


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