just heard the same thing...I know it would not be a decision made for the surfers, but they must be stoked to not have to come grovel after getting shacked out of their skulls at Teahupoo. That wave just made 98% of the waves on the planet look boring.
No its been confirmed that is all be cancled Unsound who is working with quicksilver to put on the event has gained info that the contest and festival has been axed due to Irene's damage to Longbeach over the weekend that the city just dont have the resources to have everything ready for the contest. Many Pro's have canceled and are not attending the contest aswell . Shea Lopez via twitter confirmed the contest is off.
Quiksilver Pro New York Surf Contest Will Run: Update from Long Beach
August 30, 2011 | ASP International
LONG BEACH, New York / USA (Tuesday, August 30, 2011) - An important update from Long Beach — Quiksilver is working closely with the City of Long Beach to preserve the heart of the ASP World Tour 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.