The Boost Mobile Pro Gold Coast gets the green light

Stu Nettle
Form Guide

The second of three Oz Grand Slam events has just got the green light. 

The Boost Mobile Pro Gold Coast will begin next Tuesday at South Stradbroke and run for two days. It's only the second time the wave has been used for a contest.*

As anyone on the East Coast will know, yesterday (Thursday) delivered a long-period south-east swell. However, the contest couldn't be run as it clashed with Portugal, which was unfortunate for the Woz as reports came back across the Seaway of certain ten point rides.

Next week's swell will be an altogether different beast: coming in square - i.e not across the bar - and with lots of consistency. The trade wind belt south of New Caledonia is forecast to intensify this weekend, reaching a peak on Sunday and Monday, with the resultant swell making landfall from Tuesday on the Gold Coast.

The surf will build steadily Tuesday, starting at 3-5ft but increasing to a strong 6ft by the afternoon and peaking Wednesday to a board breaking 5-6ft+.

Winds will begin light both days before increasing from the east, with conditions likely to remain politely contestable for the duration of each day. South Straddie on a northerly afternoon is no place to be.

Viewers can expect to see a different version of Straddie to the classic south swell teepees, with more lefts in the mix. Broadcast limitations may also hinder the exact location on the beach.

From the Woz press release:

The event will see 24 of Australia's best surfers (12 men and 12 women) go head to head in their respective divisions. The opening heat of the event will see Current Jeep Leader and two-time WSL World Champion Tyler Wright come up against Macy Callaghan and Sophie McCulloch in what is sure to be a barnstorming matchup. Adding to the high stakes, men's and women's overall series champions will each win $20,000AUD to donate to a charity of their choice.

Fresh from a win at the recent Tweed Coast Pro, Ethan Ewing will be brimming with confidence when he faces off with Conor O'Leary, and Mitch Crews in Heat 4 of Round 1.  

Northend Boardriders Club has offered their two wildcard spots to Chris Bennetts and Sayaka Maramatsu who will have the experience of a lifetime coming up against the elite Championship Tour competitors. 

Boost Mobile Pro Gold Coast Women's Round 1 Matchups: 
Heat 1: Tyler Wright, Macy Callaghan, Sophie McCulloch
Heat 2: Stephanie Gilmore, India Robinson, Sayaka Maramatsu (WC)
Heat 3: Nikki van Dijk, Zahli Kelly, Piper Harrison
Heat 4: Isabella Nichols, Keely Andrew, Dimity Stoyle

Boost Mobile Pro Gold Coast Men's Round 1 Matchups:
Heat 1: Mathew McGillivray, Jack Robinson, Liam O'Brien
Heat 2: Owen Wright, Stu Kennedy, Chris Bennetts (WC)
Heat 3: Wade Carmichael, Mikey Wright, Soli Bailey
Heat 4: Ethan Ewing, Conor O'Leary, Mitch Crews 

* The Couran Cove Island Resort Pro Junior won by Chris Friend.

Comments

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Plasticspastic Friday, 2 Oct 2020 at 2:50pm

Fark.. classic. weird lumpy rippy straddie....with an onshore flow after 9am.. be interesting to see how the pros handle it..

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donweather Friday, 2 Oct 2020 at 4:13pm

Yes winds won't be great at all. I'd be expecting some overnight lumpiness on the ocean also due to the persistent onshores off the coast.

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Groper Friday, 2 Oct 2020 at 5:19pm

Morgan???

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Jono Saturday, 3 Oct 2020 at 5:57am

If he's based in Yamba then I think he's outside of the NSW border zone for Qld, so can't get across the border possibly?

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thermalben Saturday, 3 Oct 2020 at 6:15am

If he's been north of Ballina since Sep 29th, then he'll be fine (and, knowing all the while that the waiting period was between Sep 1st and Oct 31st, then surely that's the case?).

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Jono Saturday, 3 Oct 2020 at 6:58am

Hmmm if you go to the general border pass application page, it says "In the last 14 days have you been in a place which at the time of entry to Queensland is a COVID-19 hotspot (entire states of NSW including the border zone and VIC)?"

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thermalben Saturday, 3 Oct 2020 at 7:01am

Odd.. haven't seen that wording before.

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Jono Saturday, 3 Oct 2020 at 7:03am

Very odd. Sounds like it renders the border zone obselete if you don't have an address in the border zone. I could be mistaken though, it's all pretty confusing.

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donweather Monday, 5 Oct 2020 at 9:12am

That wording completely contradicts what Ana dumb bitch said. She said anyone from within QLD or the new border zone (down to Ballina) is free to travel into and out of QLD (into the new border zone) as they wish. Irrespective of residential address.

What changed from 1am Thursday 1 October 2020

Because of the reduced risk of COVID-19 transmission in northern New South Wales, the following changes have been made regarding the border zone:

The New South Wales border zone (PDF) has been extended
The Queensland border zone no longer exists
Queensland residents can travel anywhere in the New South Wales border zone for any purpose
New South Wales border zone residents can travel anywhere in Queensland for any purpose.

A border zone resident:

is permitted to enter and remain in Queensland for any reason; and

must not enter Queensland if the resident had travelled in a COVID-19 hotspot outside the border zone within the 14 days prior to entering Queensland, unless permitted to enter under a ground in paragraph 11.

A Queensland resident is:

permitted to enter and remain in the border zone for any reason; and

must quarantine upon re-entering Queensland in accordance with the requirements in Part 3 and Schedule 2 if the resident enters a COVID-19 hotspot outside the border zone.

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Jono Monday, 5 Oct 2020 at 10:36am

Yeah Don I'm not talking about border zone or Queensland residents, my quote above is from the general border pass application (not the border resident one), eg. for people in Yamba and further south.

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donweather Monday, 5 Oct 2020 at 11:02am

Oh sorry. My bad.

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Jono Saturday, 3 Oct 2020 at 10:17am

Julian Wilson also absent from the heat draw? Does he live in Newcastle now?

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Robo Saturday, 3 Oct 2020 at 2:44pm

Yes

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Plasticspastic Saturday, 3 Oct 2020 at 12:30am

irrespective,
if it is not washing through we might get some rippable ones for the pros.. be a high board count though...

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davidinindo Saturday, 3 Oct 2020 at 3:11pm

Snapper be pumping Wednesday.......just saying!

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scrotina Sunday, 4 Oct 2020 at 11:18am

shut up dickhead

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goofyfoot Sunday, 4 Oct 2020 at 1:03pm

haha yeah don't tell everyone! it might get busy!

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davidinindo Monday, 5 Oct 2020 at 12:59am

Such wisdom!

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Surfalot67 Monday, 5 Oct 2020 at 9:42am

E -NE gurgly lumps. Meh

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warddy Monday, 5 Oct 2020 at 12:52pm

it will probably be like Brazil....except with more brazilian residents in the 30k radius of the contest sight LoL

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groovie Tuesday, 6 Oct 2020 at 6:50am

Yes not ideal conditions for T.O.S. If the winds are offshore(Seaway winds are sou/west this morning) then you'd hope they get as many heats in as possible before the easterly comes up! If it goes more Nth then the island just to the North would definitely be the call? Is the comp. mobile?