Quiksilver Pro New York ON!
It was a tense night for surf fans, media, and pros as the rumor mill started flaring up at around 4:00 p.m. Pacific time in regards to the Quiksilver Pro New York being canceled due to damage from Hurricane Irene.
As the situation stands now, The Quiksilver Pro is scheduled to start its 11-day “holding period” on Monday, September 5. The Quiksilver Pro Trials presented by Unsound Surf will run on Sunday, September 4.
As the ASP reported on aspworldtour.com, “The situation has been changing daily, and we recognize that City resources are focused on hurricane restoration and clean up as first priority. In that context, we have been informed by the City that the festival and music components of the event are no longer achievable.”
The contest will run as planned, but the concerts, motocross expositions, skate demos, and village will be vastly scaled back. A statement from Quiksilver said, “The Quiksilver Pro NY is first and foremost about the surf contest and Long Beach has an incredible surfing tradition and spirit. We are committed to holding the ASP tour event at Long Beach so that together we can promote the sport by bringing together the best surfers in the world to this terrific community.
More details to follow. – Chris Cote