Lay day called at Volcom Fiji Pro – Surfing news

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Lay day called at Volcom Fiji Pro – Surfing news
Volcom Fiji Pro, the fourth of ten stops on the 2013 Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Championship Tour, has been called off for today, i.e. Monday, June 10, due to unsatisfactory conditions at the main event venue of Cloudbreak in Tavarua,
The event organisers were expecting the swell to have filled in by today, but they were not satisfied with the results of their assessment of the surfing conditions on hand.
As a result, they deemed it fit to call the competition off for the day and wait for the conditions to improve before getting the show back on.
“Unfortunately, conditions didn’t manifest for us today as we would have liked and we’ve called competition off for the afternoon,” Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge said. “The swell is meant to fill in overnight and we’ll reconvene tomorrow morning
at 6:30am.”
The world’s top surfing talent is currently gathered in Fiji to continue their campaign for the most coveted honours in the sport, the ASP World Title.
So far, the Volcom Fiji Pro has gone through the first-two rounds, as well as the first-three heats of Round 3.
There have already been some pretty huge upsets in the competition so far, with the elimination of Brazil’s Adriano de Souza at the hands of Australia’s Yadin Nicol in Round 2 surely topping the list of upsets.
Young American sensation Kolohe Andino earned himself some massive respect by getting the better of Brazil’s Gabriel Medina in their Round 2 encounter, thus removing the latter from the contention for the event latter.
 11-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater from America and reigning ASP World Champion Joel Parkinson from Australia had skipped their Round 1 heats, but appeared for their respective Round 2 heats, which they comfortably won to make their way through into
the third round.
South Africa’s Jordy Smith also gave his fans a bit of a scare after a dismal Round 1 performance, but bounced back strongly in Round 2 to successfully extend his life in the competition.
Hawaii’s John John Florence, however, has been the main highlight of the event so far. Known for his barrel-prowess, the young talent has treated the spectators to a performance that will surely be staying in their memory for a long time. He is one of the
three surfers who have already confirmed their place in Round 4, with Smith and Australia’s Taj Burrow being the other two surfers.
When competition resumes, France’s Jeremy Flores will lock horns with Brazil’s Miguel Pupo in the fourth heat of Round 3.



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