Above: Lakey Peterson with be first up in Round 1 with Tatiana Weston-Webb and Alessa Quizon.
Small surf in the one-to-two foot (0.5 metre) range has prompted event organizers to call a lay day for Stop No. 8 on the 2015 Samsung Galaxy WSL Championship Tour (CT), the Cascais Women’s Pro in Portugal, this morning.
The opening stop of the WSL’s European leg, the Cascais Women’s Pro welcomes a red-hot title fight for the 2015 crown as well as a dramatic race to requalify for next year’s elite tour. The event will commence when conditions improve.
“Small surf today and we’ve called competition off until tomorrow,” said WSL Deputy Commissioner, Jessi Miley-Dyer. “We’re looking at a somewhat challenging forecast for the primary venue of Carcavelos, but we’re fortunate in having a solid backup option in Guincho. We’ll be back tomorrow morning to reassess conditions and make another call then.”
When competition commences, up first will be Lakey Peterson (USA), Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW), Alessa Quizon (HAW) in the opening heat of Round 1.
Surfline, official forecasters for the World Surf League (WSL), are calling for:
A mix of WNW/NW swell and short period NNW windswell is expected for the first two days of competition with the surf biggest for Guincho and small/minimal surf for Carcavelos. Lingering but slowly easing NNW windswell/NW swell mix is due on Thursday. Rising but more NW directed swell due to fill in Friday, continuing but easing NW swell Saturday with smaller residual swell Sunday. Only small/minor windswell/swell is expected for the final day of the waiting period.
The Cascais Women’s Pro will be webcast LIVE via WorldSurfLeauge.com and via the WSL mobile app.
Cascais Women’s Pro Round 1 Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Lakey Peterson (USA), Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW), Alessa Quizon (HAW)
Heat 2: Bianca Buitendag (ZAF), Malia Manuel (HAW), Laura Enever (AUS)
Heat 3: Carissa Moore (HAW), Silvana Lima (BRA), Teresa Bonvalot (PRT)
Heat 4: Courtney Conlogue (USA), Nikki Van Dijk (AUS), Pauline Ado (FRA)
Heat 5: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Coco Ho (HAW), Sage Erickson (USA)
Heat 6: Tyler Wright (AUS), Joanne Defay (REU), Dimity Stoyle (AUS)