Roxy Pro Biarritz held up by small waves
ROXY Pro Biarritz organizers have called competition off for the day with only 1ft surf available at the Grande Plage of Biarritz.
ASP's head judge, tour manager and surfer's rep have been meeting all-day and monitoring the conditions with different tides but they were finally forced to call it off by mid-afternoon.
"It was a tough day for everyone, swell forecast not looking that good and today being the strongest day forecasted," Dave Shipley, ASP head judge said.
"We've really given everything we can as far as just the tide and waiting for the best possible conditions to run and it just hasn't come up with a moment that was good enough to create good fair competition for the three girls in each heat so we had to call it off at 3 o'clock and we'll be checking again tomorrow around 10:30am and we'll see what happens from there."
Stop No. 6 of 8 on the 2013 ASP Women's World Championship Tour, the Roxy Pro Biarritz has a five-day waiting period and is looking at a difficult forecast with very little swell throughout the end of the week.
"They're all mixed opinions, they have different sort of feelings on everything and everyone's a little unsure of the outlook of the whole waiting period and imagining the idea of what's going to happen if the waves don't come.
Generally I think the surfers are enjoying being here in Biarritz, the beautiful weather and we're basically in a holding period, wait and see what happens."
Event organizers will reconvene at 10:30am tomorrow to re-assess conditions.
When competition commences, up first will be Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) and Silvana Lima (BRA).
ROXY PRO BIARRITZ ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Bianca Buitendag (ZAF), Silvana Lima (BRA)
Heat 2: Courtney Conlogue (USA), Laura Enever (AUS), Rebecca Woods (AUS)
Heat 3: Tyler Wright (AUS), Alana Blanchard (HAW), Lee Ann Curren (FRA)
Heat 4: Carissa Moore (HAW), Paige Hareb (NZL), Sofia Mulanovich (PER)
Heat 5: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Malia Manuel (HAW), Sage Erickson (USA)
Heat 6: Lakey Peterson (USA), Coco Ho (HAW), Pauline Ado (FRA)