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Hurley Pro and Swatch Women's Pro contest site at San Onofre State Park, Lower Trestles. Photo: Andrea Swayne
Hurley Pro and Swatch Women’s Pro contest site at San Onofre State Park, Lower Trestles. Photo: Andrea Swayne

By Andrea Swayne

The Hurley Pro and Swatch Women’s Pro at Trestles will remain on hold today as contest officials anxiously await the full arrival of a southern hemisphere swell expected to be packing ideal conditions.

After putting the event on hold at this morning’s 7:30 a.m. first call, Kieren Perrow, Association of Surfing Professionals commissioner, officially declared today a layday at the 10 a.m. second call announcement.

Perrow said he fully expects the competition to resume on Tuesday, as the swell is here but has yet to fill in and is so far only delivering inconsistent waves.

“We’ve decided to go on standby for the entire day and come back tomorrow. There’s not enough consistency to really be happy with it,” Perrow said. “We’re looking at a really exciting finish. I think the next three days will have great surf … We’re confident that over these three days were going to have really good conditions. The swell is going to build up a lot overnight and we’ll be able to finish on Thursday; that’s our aim.”

The event has 46 heats remaining, representing roughly 23 hours of surfing, he said.

The next call will be made on Tuesday. Sept. 16 at 7:30 a.m.

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