Vans World Cup on Standby - Waiting on Conditions to ImproveNov 27, 2018
Contest organizers have put day 2 of the Vans World Cup of Surfing on standby this morning due to persisting XL surf creating unmanageable surf at Sunset Beach. The next call will be made at 11:30a.m. HST for a potential Round 2 start at 12:00p.m, if conditions improve.
"We still have very large 15-20+ft. surf at Sunset this morning, with frequent sets washing through the main break," said WSL Hawaii/Tahiti Nui Tour Manager, Marty Thomas. "Surf is forecasted to fade through the day so we've put the event on standby for an 11:30am call, possible 12pm start if conditions settle down and become contestable."
Once Round 2 gets underway, the event will see QS campaigner Jorgann Couzinet (FRA), who is currently ranked No. 11, get a start in Heat 1 against Charly Martin (FRA), Evan Valiere (HAW) and Dylan Lightfoot (ZAF). Depending on the call today, Hawaiian Pro Runner Up finisher, Mateus Herdy (BRA) could also open his Vans World Cup bid today in Heat 15 with the hopes of strengthening his lead on the Vans Triple Crown title ratings.
Another update will be issued at 11:30a.m.
Check out the Surfline FORECAST for Sunset Beach in the meantime.