Lay day called at Snapper Rocks

ORGANISERS have called a lay-day for the third straight day, further postponing the world surfing tour event at Snapper Rocks.

Organisers made the call early on Saturday morning, setting the scene for a possible wrap up to the women’s event on Sunday.

When the women’s event does resume five-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore will take on American Carissa Moore in a blockbuster semi-final.


South Africa’s Bianca Buitendag and American Lakey Peterson are the other semi-finalists.

The men’s competition, which has been on hold since Monday, is up to round three with the big trio of Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson and Kelly Slater all still alive in the competition.

Conditions are forecast to improve over later in the weekend with a bigger swell anticipated to arrive on Saturday afternoon at Snapper Rocks, opening the possibility of a likely Sunday final for the women.