Saturday, March 5, 2011

Quicksilver/Roxy Pro Surf Competition

Sweeeeeet Day down at the ASP Pro comp at Snapper Rocks. Got there and had a chance to check out all the vendors and spectators at the site.

Amazing atmosphere with all the pro athletes mingling around. There is no charge to be right down on the beach as they enter their Heat and when they finish the competition. You can meet them as they come out of the water and ask for a photo or autograph.

Arrived just in time to see Steph Gilmore match up against a wild card girl from New Zealand. Steph carved up some amazing turns and easily won with 7.0 scores four or five waves in a row. They are in Heat action the rest of the week and finals by next weekend. Tomorrow the swell is suppose to go up to 6-7 feet so I think we will be back to watch the men surf some heats. Should be good.

They have a few other comps on in between Pro Heats - Grommet Comp, Speed Wave Comp, Most destructive wave, Big Air etc..... .

We hiked right out to the end of the rocks and watched the surfers right in front of us catch waves, carve turns and surf some amazing waves.

Hoping to see 10 x World Champion surf tomorrow. As well, big names like Joel Parkinson, Dane Reynolds and Mic Fanning rippin' it up. Going to get up early and surf down at Rainbow Bay before the comp starts, then go for breakfast and let the viewing begin.

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