WLT looks to complete Round 3
The ASP World Longboard Tour is expecting to complete Round 3 of the World Longboard Tour in one-to-three foot (1 metre) surf at San Onofre State Beach.
The World Longboard Tour at San Onofre State Beach marks the last of two events held on the series, with Harley Ingleby (AUS), 25, claiming the first event at Les Cavillers in Anglet, France. The ASP WLT ratings leader at the end of this World Longboard Tour event will claim this year’s title of ASP World Longboard Champion.
The World Longboard Tour was expected to start at 7:30am, but is on hold due to the slow conditions on offer this morning. The event coordinator and head judge will reconvene at 8am for a possible 8:15am start and still plan on completing all 16 heats included in Round 3.
“The surf is a little slow and inconsistent this morning, so we’re going to wait a while for the tide to drop a bit,” Tim Marshall, World Longboard Tour event head judge said. “We want to make this a wave riding contest, not a wave catching one and we feel that if we hold off competition for a while that the conditions should improve.”
Today’s action will see the event’s top seeds such as Ingleby, Antoine Delpero (FRA), 23, Bonga Perkins (HAW), 36, Matthew Moir (ZAF), 31, and local favorite Colin McPhillips (USA), 33, attempt to move one step closer to claiming this year’s ASP WLT title.
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The ASP World Longboard Tour (WLT) will see Round 2 of the Oxbow World Longboard Tour hit the water at 8am at San Onofre State Beach today in peaky two foot (1 metre) conditions.
Today’s action saw local event trialists such as Steve Newton and Joe Aaron eliminate some of the ASP WLT’s top performers in Round 2, while fellow San Onofre State Beach local Tom Lloy compiled the highest heat total of the day.