Taj Burrow: ripping when there were waves | Photo: Cestari/WSL

The competition window for the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast 2015 has been extended. The world's best surfers will be at Snapper Rocks at least until March 13th.

The surf forecasters are closely monitoring the progress of a tropical disturbance currently developing approximately 750 nm northwest of Nadi, Fiji, for the second part of next week.

While this could enhance E/NE swell for the region mid and especially late in the week, the details are highly uncertain at this time. Competition window extensions are very rare in pro surfing.

"After a lot of discussion with the athletes, our on-site staff, our executive team in Los Angeles, our event partners and the local government, we have extended the competition window two days to take advantage of a swell system moving in," explains Kieren Perrow, the WSL Commissioner.

"The WSL is the world's best surfers in the world's best waves, and the extension is an illustration of our commitment to that philosophy. It's a significant financial, personnel and energy expenditure for the league, but we're passionate about the world's best surfing and we're excited to see what this swell brings."

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