Surfing - Successive lay days for Billabong Rio Pro

Another lay day was called at the Billabong Rio Pro on Tuesday with only one-to-two foot waves on offer.

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Surfers fool around on grassy banks after a lay day is called (Reuters)

After a lay day was called on Tuesday with only one-to-two foot waves on offer, the same conditions stayed for Tuesday forcing event organisers at the Brazilian beachbreak of Barra Da Tijuca to reconvene on Wednesday to reassess the conditions.

“Groundhog day here at Barra (da Tijuca) with small surf and another lay day for men’s competition,” Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge said. “Fortunately, the event window affords us a few days of no competition for less-than-ideal conditions and we should be back on in the coming days as the new swell fills in.”

When competition resumes, Taj Burrow of Australia will take on wildcard Gustavo Fernandes of Brazil in the opening heat of round two.

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