WOMEN COMPETE IN ROUND 1 AT SNAPPER ROCKS FRIDAY HI TIME FROM THE AFTERNOON INTO EVENING

ROXY Day 1

Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW), 2015 Rookie of the Year, will face 6-time World Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) and rookie Keely Andrew (AUS) today in Round 1 Heat 6
Image: WSL / Cestari

Location:       Coolangatta, Queensland, Australia
Holding period:    March 10- March 21, 2016
Call:    Women’s Round 1 called ON for the day
Conditions:    3-to-5 feet (1-1.5 metre) at Snapper Rocks

COOLANGATTA, Queensland/AUS (Saturday, March 12, 2016) – The Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by BOQ has been called ON today at Snapper Rocks. Competition will get under way with Round 1 at 7:35 a.m. local time, with the Men’s Round 2 on standby.

“We are actually going to go straight into the women’s Round 1 this morning,” said Deputy Commissioner Jessi Miley-Dyer. “It is looking really nice out there. We have been watching for a while, and we are seeing people get waves in the free-surf so we are going to go straight into the women’s.”

“We are also going to have the rest of the events, both men’s and women’s, on hold,” said Miley-Dyer. “Hopefully we are going to get a little more done today. It is going to be pretty obvious when the high tide is done. It is a bit bigger today and it is maybe promising that we can push through that high tide. We are going to see some really good waves this morning and hopefully it sticks around.”

Defending Roxy Pro Gold Coast Champion and reigning WSL World Title winner Carissa Moore (HAW) will face rookie Chelsea Tuach (BRB) and Roxy Trials winner Isabella Nichols (AUS) in Women’s Round 1 Heat 3.

Six-time WSL Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) is ready to compete after being sidelined by injury last season. Gilmore will battle against Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) and rookieKeely Andrew (AUS) in Round 1 Heat 6.

Surfline, official forecasters for the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast, are calling for:

Steady trade windswell/swell to produce plenty of rideable and even fun zone surf first several days of the waiting period. Bump up in size for Sunday/Monday. Lingering swell Tuesday into Wednesday. Fading E swell late next week as steep angled short period SSE windswell mixes in.

The Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast will be webcast LIVE at WorldSurfLeague.com.

The event is also being carried by our LIVE broadcast partners Fox Sports Australia, CBS Sports in the United States, ESPN Brasil, Globosat, Edgesport, Sky NZ, Sport TV, Canal + Deportes, Channel Nine, MCS, Starhub, and Oceanic Time Warner Cable 250 & 1250 in Hawaii.

For more information, log onto WorldSurfLeague.com

Roxy Pro Gold Coast Round 1 Match-Ups:
Heat 1:
Tyler Wright (AUS), Johanne Defay (FRA), Alessa Quizon (HAW)
Heat 2: Bianca Buitendag (ZAF), Nikki Van Dijk (AUS), Coco Ho (HAW)
Heat 3: Carissa Moore (HAW), Chelsea Tuach (BRB), Isabella Nichols (AUS)
Heat 4: Courtney Conlogue (USA), Sage Erickson (USA), Bronte Macaulay (AUS)
Heat 5: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Malia Manuel (HAW), Laura Enever (AUS)
Heat 6: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW), Keely Andrew (AUS)

Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Round 1 Results:
Heat 1:
Italo Ferreira (BRA) 12.00, Ryan Callinan (AUS) 11.10, Keanu Asing (HAW) 8.80
Heat 2: Michel Bourez (PYF) 11.50, Adam Melling (AUS) 10.37, Julian Wilson (AUS) 6.06
Heat 3: Filipe Toledo (BRA) 14.36, Jadson Andre (BRA) 13.30, Stuart Kennedy (AUS) 10.67
Heat 4: Gabriel Medina (BRA) 16.17, Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 14.80, Caio Ibelli (BRA) 8.10
Heat 5: Mick Fanning (AUS) 17.24, Wade Carmichael (AUS) 16.00, Matt Banting (AUS) 9.90
Heat 6: Michael Wright (AUS) 13.74, Adriano de Souza (BRA) 13.70, Kolohe Andino (USA) 9.10
Heat 7: Jeremy Flores (FRA) 15.90, Davey Cathels (AUS) 15.00, Adrian Buchan (AUS) 10.74
Heat 8: Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 17.00, Kelly Slater (USA) 13.27, Conner Coffin (USA) 12.17
Heat 9: Nat Young (USA) 12.87, Alex Ribeiro (BRA) 12.14, Kai Otton (AUS) 11.50
Heat 10: Taj Burrow (AUS) 15.40, Josh Kerr (AUS) 12.26, Kanoa Igarashi (USA) 11.40
Heat 11: Wiggolly Dantas (BRA) 17.26, Jordy Smith (ZAF) 13.43, Miguel Pupo (BRA) 12.47
Heat 12: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 14.10, John John Florence (HAW) 13.56, Jack Freestone (AUS) 13.44

Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Upcoming Round 2 Match-Ups:
Heat 1:
Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Wade Carmichael (AUS)
Heat 2: Julian Wilson (AUS) vs. Sebastian Zietz (HAW)
Heat 3: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Stuart Kennedy (AUS)
Heat 4: Josh Kerr (AUS) vs. Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 5: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Ryan Callinan (AUS)
Heat 6: John John Florence (HAW) vs. Davey Cathels (AUS)
Heat 7: Kai Otton (AUS) vs. Conner Coffin (USA)
Heat 8: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Alex Ribeiro (BRA)
Heat 9: Keanu Asing (HAW) vs. Kanoa Igarashi (USA)
Heat 10: Jadson Andre (BRA) vs. Miguel Pupo (BRA)
Heat 11: Caio Ibelli (BRA) vs. Jack Freestone (AUS)
Heat 12: Matt Banting (AUS) vs. Kolohe Andino (USA)

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