Small waves and a layday on day 2 at the Riyue Bay ASP World Longboard Championships in China today. Photo: ASP/Will H-S
WANNING, Hainan Island, China (Tuesday, November 26, 2013) - After over a week of non-stop good surf at Riyue Bay, the world’s best longboard surfers saw a much smaller ocean this morning and organisers decided on a lay-day on day 2 of the Riyue Bay ASP World Longboard Championships presented by Wanning.
One to two feet waves with clean winds were still quite surfable but with a favourable forecast ahead everyone will enjoy a fun day and probably search out and surf some quality near-by beach breaks.
“A significant drop in swell today and with a great forecast ahead we will wait for the better and bigger swells so we’ll be back for an early check-in tomorrow morning to assess conditions” said Contest Director Dane Jordan.
With this event crowning the 2013 ASP World Longboard Champion it’s essential to get the best conditions throughout the entire waiting period.
When the event re-starts round 2 heat one will see Hawaii’s Kai Sallas up against local surfer Zac Mo.
Riyue Bay ASP World Longboard Championships Round 2 Heat Draw: Heat 1: Kai Sallas (HAW) V Zack Mo (CHN) Heat 2: Harley Ingleby (AUS) V Emillen Fleury (FRA) Heat 3: Eduuard Delpero (FRA) V Jeferson Silva (BRA) Heat 4: Cole Robbins (USA) V Kota Sakuroka (JPN) Heat 5: Antoine Delpero (FRA) V Aurellen Maynieuz (REU) Heat 6: Jared Neal (AUS) V Steve McLean (USA) Heat 7: Amaro Matos (BRA) V Thomas King (ZAF) Heat 8: Timothee Creignou (FRA) V Nic Jones (AUS) Heat 9: Remi Arauzo (FRA) V Andre Derizans (HAW) Heat 10: Phil Rajzman (BRA) V Chen Tong Ming ((TPE) Heat 11: Keegan Edwards (HAW) V Tie Zhuang (CHN) Heat 12: Yuji Hata (JPN) V Steven Newton (USA)