Submitted by maddogmorley on Mon, 09/04/2017 - 12:28
Looks almost flat the entire waiting period?
Looks fcking woeful!!!
What would happen if the surf was not contestable for the entire waiting period? Equal split of points? Has this ever happened before?
It happened once in France in the early 90s, they got to the quarters before the swell went dead flat. From memory the points were split evenly but the rules have been rewritten a few times since then.
From da rule book.
If the contest has already begun, then...
18.02: Cancellation of Event (Force Majeure and “lack of surf”)
The following will apply where an Event is cancelled by WSL for reasons of Force Majeure:
(a) Prize Money will be paid to Surfers in the position they would receive if eliminated in next possible opportunity in the Event.
The balance of Prize Money will be split evenly.
(b) If a round is not completed, each Surfer will receive the points earned from previous round, or last placed points if cancelled during round 1.
(c) If round is completed, they get the points they earned from that round.
If the whole comp gets cancelled, then...
18.05: Cancellation for Lack of Surf
The following will apply where an Event is cancelled by WSL for reasons of lack of surf:
(a) The Prize Money applicable will be split between the Surfers.
(b) No points will be earned by any Surfer.
Time for the pro's to bust out the logs!
2015 snapper? didn't it not break for 2 weeks and had to add a bonus day
I am the bone
Alongside Rio it's my least favourite event anyway. Bad timezone and boring same same dribbly waves. Like watching any one of the zillion "edits" with a few turns and an air reverse. At least there is usually some controversy in the scoring which stimulates some mild interest.
As an historical note, because it was just dead flat, the women's July 2013 ASP Roxy Pro in Biarritz was forced to cancel and was rescheduled to coincide with the Quiksilver Pro in Hossegor later in the year.
p.s. The famed Roxy sexy boudoir clip of a 'mystery' blonde was an ad for this 2013 Biarritz Roxy Pro where Stephanie Gilmore was being unveiled as a new Roxy team surfer.