"I don't see no stinking surf contest?" The event is set to start a few days late. Pic: Matt Clark

This is straight from Quiksilver, the lastest info. The surfing will take place, starting a few days late – which will fit great into the projected swell – but the concerts, demos, etc., are likely still off.


"An important update from Long Beach – Quiksilver is working closely with the City of Long Beach to preserve the heart of the professional 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."

Note: Tracks magazines editor and chief Luke Kennedy will be in New York for the Quiksilver Pro, and at Trestles for the Hurley Pro where he’ll file blogs for Tracksmag.com

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