Due to a very unusual situation where the beaches of
Biarritz, France experienced flat surf conditions for the entire contest window
of July 10th through the 14th, the Roxy Pro Biarritz has
been cancelled with the event rescheduled to run concurrently with the
Quiksilver Pro France in September at nearby Hossegor.
“It’s been a challenging week surf wise, but the world’s
best female surfers have still enjoyed themselves in the beautiful town of
Biarritz,” said Jessi Miley-Dyer, ASP Women’s World Tour Managerd. “While we’re
disappointed that the swell never manifested for this year’s event, we’re very
pleased to announce that Roxy have committed to rescheduling the event to run
in conjunction with the Quiksilver Pro France men’s event in late September.
This will allow the 2013 ASP Women’s World Title race as well as the
requalification campaigns of the world’s best female surfers to continue in the
best possible fashion.”
The ASP Women’s World Tour competitors were unsure if the
contest was going to be rescheduled and they were relieved at the news that
there will still be a contest.
“Roxy is 100% committed to showcasing the world’s best
female surfers,” said former four time World Champion and Roxy Pro Contest
Director Lisa Andersen. “We’ve enjoyed great success with waves during this
window in the past but were unlucky this year. That said, we’ll look forward to
seeing the ASP Top 17 return to France in September and we’ll be back to bring
you the Roxy Pro France.”
The event has been renamed the Roxy
Pro France with the contest window is open September 24th and closes
September 30th , all photos credit to
Poullenot with the ASP and AQUASHOT. The
ASP Women’s World Tour moves to Huntington Beach for the Vans US Open of
Surfing with the contest window opening July 22nd and closing July
usopenofsurfing.com for more information.