O'Neill Coldwater Classic 2010 Scotland: Round Two Delayed

The surfers and the event organizers patiently await improved wind and wave conditions so that the 2010 O'Neill Cold Water Classic in Scotland can resume with round two.

Lay day.  Photo: Aquashot/aspeurope.comA lay day was declared for the 2010 O'Neill Cold Water Classic in Scotland and round two has been postponed due to insufficient wave quality and size.

At the start of the day, a building on-shore wind at Brims Ness was resulting in increasingly poor wave quality. Later on, the winds died down, but the waves were just too small.

It is no secret the the weather in Scotland can change rapidly, so the conditions were monitored throughout the day by contest director Matt Wilson and local surf expert Andy Bain.

“We made the afternoon call with not the expectation of running but tomorrow we definitely expect the swell to build over night and hopefully we will wake up tomorrow morning with some good waves,“ said Wilson. “It looks like the wind is going to be a little bit of a problem.”

Current ASP World Tour surfer Blake Thorton who won the overall O’Neill CWC Series hopes to benefit from the lay day before round two.

“Everyday that you don’t surf in competition it just gives you that extra day to get used to the weather and the conditions so you get more acclimatised and comfortable. I’m still a little jet-lagged so with another good night’s sleep I’ll be 100 percent.”

If conditions improve, round two of the 2010 O'Neill Coldwater Classic Scotland will resume on April 16 at 6:30 am BST.


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