The only part of today that didn't come as a surprise at this 4 Star ASP event were the conditions.
Typical O'Neill Cold Water Classic conditions were back with a vengeance here in Cape Town South Africa. Despite a delay this because of wild winds and swell, everything came together to create a spectacular day of surfing in a solid 8 foot at Outer Kom on the Cape Peninsula.
Board selection was the topic of conversation on the rocks between surfers as they watched the heats, readying for their own. "I came down with a car packed full with everything from 6"8, 6"6, 6"4, 6"2, and 6"0 and a couple of short boards as well," said Royden Bryson assessing the wild conditions.
While all on the shore were waiting to see the South African current World Number One Jordy Smith in action, the suspense continues as wild conditions forced the competition off at the end of heat 9 in the round of 64.