they have a ONE DAY window to hold trials for the final contest additions. that is ABSURD! what if it's 1ft onshore nothing? are they going to flip a coin?? some of the best surfers in the world competing to be on a world tour event in no surf. bad job #1.
cancelling all of the events around the contest - concerts, skatepark, etc? what is the reason? not enough $? isn't quicksilver paying for this?
one day for the trials is typical...what do they care they're just the trialists
They had to tear down a lot of the stuff for the festivities in preparation for Irene. They don't have the time or resources to rebuild for the event. The city's resources have been diverted to the Irene aftermath (restoration/clean-up).
They city cant justify doing eveything that needs to be done ot set up an event with stages ramps etc while some people are still without power and a place to live. Quiksilver will surely move concerts and such to NY city and work out some sort of commuter service for ASAP surfers to be at promos shows etc in the city. I just hope they get great south swell form Kiata and the peaks are firing. The back up venue cant happen, you cant physically get down to Rodanthe anymore Highway 12 got washed away.