Waves disappear from the Sunshine Coast
SURFING: Lake-like conditions have forced Surfing Queensland to postpone the HIF Masters and Women’s Series scheduled for the Sunshine Coast this weekend.
With almost no swell to be had between Noosa and Caloundra, officials have deemed conditions to be “incontestable”.
Forecast modules indicate similar conditions for the length of the Coast tomorrow so the event will be postponed to a later date.
Surfing Queensland is expected to advise of a revised date for the series final early next week.
The two-event series will crown Queensland Masters State Champions from over-35s competitors through to over-60s, and across the open women’s and over-35 women categories.
The competition also doubles as a selection event for surfers to gain a spot on the Queensland team to contest the Australian Open Surfmasters Titles to be held at Coffs Harbour later this year.
Coasters Sophie McCulloch and Dave Reardon-Smith were expected to perform well at the event.
Reardon-Smith is a multiple winner of the Pa and Ma Memorial Surfing Contest held annually at Moffat Beach.
McCulloch was hoping to go one better in this event than last year, when she was beaten by none other than junior world champion Isabella Nichols.