Fog Causes Woz Headaches
In his two forecasts for the Finals Series, Craig mentioned that an inconsistent swell may play havoc with competitors. However, it wasn't infrequent waves but another secondary weather effect that stymied contestants.
After being green lit, with all emails and media being sent out to prepare for the final day of competition, a thick bank of fog - a marine layer - swept across Trestles.
The marine layer is caused when warm, mosit air meets cool water, creating a surface layer of thick mist. It more commonly occurs during May and June - 'June gloom' - though appearances into September aren't unheard of.
After putting competition on hold for an hour, at 8:30 am (local time) the Woz decided to cancel it for the day, keeping a yellow alert in place for tomorrow.
"This fog is not lifting so it's not possible for us to see right now," said Jessi Miley-Dyer, Woz SVP of Tours and Head of Competition.
"Tomorrow and the next day both look really good, and that's what makes us really confident in this forecast. The swell is supposed to pick up throughout today and I think between tomorrow and the next day there is a really good chance to run. Hopefully we won't have this fog issue tomorrow and the waves will be pumping."