Flat spell forces Competition off at Sunset

GRINDTVNEWSWIRE – SUNSET BEACH, Oahu/Hawaii (Monday, November 29, 2010) – A fourth consecutive lay day has been called for the O’Neill Women’s World Cup of Surfing with minimal one foot (.5 metre) surf prevailing at Sunset Beach.

Stop No. 8 of 8 on the ASP Women’s World Tour, the O’Neill Women’s World Cup represents the second jewel of the Vans Triple Crown and also plays a vital role for competitors sitting on the bubble for requalification for the 2011 ASP Women’s World Tour.

“Our flat spell has continued and we’ve been forced to call the contest off again today,” Richie Porta, O’Neill Women’s World Cup Head Judge said. “Unfortunately, it’s looking like tomorrow could be small as well, but there is a promising swell on the horizon for Wednesday.”

Surfline, official forecasters for the Vans Triple Crown are expecting small-scale surf to prevail again tomorrow, but are monitoring a promising swell that could see competition back in action as soon as Wednesday.

The O’Neill Women’s World Cup, which runs in conjunction with the ASP PRIME O’Neill World Cup of Surfing holds a waiting period from November 24 through December 6, 2010 and is webcast LIVE via http://www.triplecrownofsurfing.com/oneillworldcup/

For additional ASP information log on to www.aspworldtour.com

Upcoming O’Neill Women’s World Cup Quarterfinals Heats:
Heat 1:
Sofia Mulanovich (PER), Silvana Lima (BRA), Bruna Schmitz (BRA), Tyler Wright (AUS)
Heat 2: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Claire Bevilacqua (AUS), Rebecca Woods (AUS), Malia Manuel (HAW)
Heat 3: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Coco Ho (HAW), Lee Ann Curren (FRA), Alana Blanchard (HAW)
Heat 4: Carissa Moore (HAW), Melanie Bartels (HAW), Jessi Miley-Dyer (AUS), Sage Erickson (USA)

The O’neill World Cup has completed 10 of 16 heats in the round of 128