|COOLANGATTA, Queensland/AUS (Wednesday, April 3, 2019) – The 2019 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) season will officially kick off this morning with Round 1 of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast at 10:05 a.m. AEST. Competition has gone mobile today and will be held at nearby Duranbah Beach. The Boost Mobile Pro Gold Coast and the Red Bull Airborne are on standby for a possible start today.
“Snapper and all of the points on the Gold Coast really rely on having a lot of sand for them to work well and, unfortunately, at the moment there is a real lack of sand, particularly at Snapper,” said Kieren Perrow, WSL Competition Director. “Over the last week we have seen the sand begin to migrate around the point and we are confident that in the next few days we will have enough to run heats at the primary site.”
“Fortunately, we’ve got some really good conditions at our back up location of Duranbah around the corner so we will look to get competition underway there today,” continued Perrow. “There are some decent four-to-five foot wedges going left and right, which will make for a really exciting opening day of competition for Men’s and hopefully Women’s Round 1.”