Quiksilver New York Contest Update
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An update from The ASP on the Quiksilver Pro New York.
Pictured: Balaram Stack, wildcard into the 2011 Quiksilver Pro New York, will take on the world’s best surfers at his home break beginning September 4th.
LONG BEACH, New York / USA (Tuesday, August 30, 2011) – An important update from Long Beach — Quiksilver is working closely with the City of Long Beach to preserve the heart of the ASP World Tour surf contest scheduled to start on Sunday, September 4 in light of the impact of Hurricane Irene and concerns for the Long Beach community, which suffered significant damage from the storm. The Quiksilver Pro is scheduled to start its 11-day “holding period” on Monday, September 5. The Quiksilver Pro Trials presented by Unsound Surf will run on Sunday, September 4.
The situation has been changing daily, and we recognize that City resources are focused on hurricane restoration and clean up as first priority. In that context, we have been informed by the City that the festival and music components of the event are no longer achievable.
The Quiksilver Pro NY is first and foremost about the surf contest and Long Beach has an incredible surfing tradition and spirit. We are committed to holding the ASP tour event at Long Beach so that together we can promote the sport by bringing together the best surfers in the world to this terrific community.
For updates throughout the competition, visit: www.quiksilverpro.com.
Surfline Official Forecast
BRIEF OVERVIEW: We are expecting a very small, but possibly contestable mix of long period SE and shorter period E/ESE windswell for the first couple days of the trials. We are also watching the far eastern Atlantic for potential tropical cyclone formation the next few days that could impact our surf outlook for next week.
Long Island will see the Irene swell come down pretty quick on Monday. We will however continue to see a mix of S/SE low/mid period swell Tuesday into Wednesday in the knee/waist high range with possibly a few bigger sets around the more favorable tides. Also, storm activity previously in the South Atlantic has set up a small pulse of small but long period SE/ESE swell that will move in on Tuesday, mixing in with the shorter period S/SE swell. We have seen confirmation of this long period swell on some of the Atlantic buoys, including buoy 41044 which is located to the NE of the Lesser Antilles. Notice the small 15-17″ energy in light blue below.
Looking at the beginning of September, we are expecting the long period but very small SE swell and sideshore ESE windswell on Thursday and Friday. This is looking in the knee-thigh range with possibly some inconsistent bigger sets due to the long period SE swell energy. There is the potential for the E/ESE windswell to come up some as we head into next weekend but this is still a little too far out for specifics so stay tuned for more details on that over the coming days.
The 14 day LOLA image below shows the long period SE/ESE swell and the mid period ESE windswell for later this week highlighted in red. As we get closer to beginning of the trials we will be able to provide more detailed graphics.
Finally, we are keeping a close eye on a strong tropical wave that has pushed off the West African coastline. Several of the more reliable weather forecast models suggest we may see this system strengthen as it tracks westward over the next several days. This system has the potential to set up some SE swell for Long Island as we head into the early/middle part of next week — see the SE swell energy highlighted in blue on the 14 day LOLA image above. Needless to say, we will be closely watching this tropical disturbance over the next week to ten days.