With waves of just two-to-three foot hitting the coast of Tavarua, event organisers decided to call off proceedings, with a new swell expected to develop soon.
The conditions were in stark contrast to 24 hours earlier, when firing four-to-six foot barrels enabled the competition - the fourth leg of this year's ASP World Championship Tour - to get under way.
“While there are some good waves out there today, we’re expecting excellent conditions for the remainder of the waiting period and have decided to call competition off for today,” said Rich Porta, ASP international head judge.
“We’ll be back tomorrow morning at 6:30am to make a call for a restart to competition."
When action does resume, Frenchman Jeremy Flores will take on American duo Nat Young and Kolohe Andino before John John Florence of Hawaii, Australian Adrian Buchan and Brett Simpson of the US do battle in the last remaining first-round heat.