The organisers took the decision to suspends the competition with a more promising forecast in Taranaki for the weekend.
At 7:30am local time on Saturday the conditions will be reassessed and the event will resume with just two more heats from round four remaining before the quarter-finals.
“We’re having a day off competition today,” tournament director Craig Williamson said. “There are some waves out there at the moment, but the winds are expected to get quite strong onshore later in the day. Then we have bigger swell and more favourable winds forecasted for tomorrow.
"We’re excited to see what will happen with the remaining heats in the event. Yesterday was one of the best days of competition we’ve ever seen at this event. It’s great to see the women pushing the sport to new heights.”