Tsunami threat forces postponement of ASP World Tour events in Australia
A tsunami warning brought about by the earthquake that struck off the coast of Chile on Saturday has caused event organizers to postpone the ASP World Tour Quiksilver Pro and the ASP Women's World Tour Roxy Pro Gold Coast rounds scheduled for Saturday at Snapper Rocks in Australia.
"We’ve been monitoring the situation with chief meteorologists throughout the night and all projections are indicating the effects to hit the Gold Coast at approximately 8:15 a.m. [Australia time]," said Rod Brooks, Quiksilver Pro contest director. "What those effects will be, we cannot be sure. We’ve been advised that the biggest surge could hit anywhere from six to 12 hours after the initial surge, so we’ve called competition off for the day."
Organizers will reconvene Sunday morning at 6:30 a.m. to assess conditions for a possible 7:30 a.m. start.
-- Kelly Burgess