Organisers of the event - the fourth stop on this year's ASP Women's World Championship Tour - were forced into calling a lay day, although conditions later in the week should be better.
“Conditions are onshore today and with the forecast looking promising, we have decided on a lay day for today,” said Jessi Miley-Dyer, ASP Women’s World Tour manager.
“Thursday, Friday and Saturday are all looking good for Fitrzoy with improved winds and we’ll be back in the morning tomorrow planning on a Round One start.”
TSB Bank NZ Surf Festival round one match-ups:
Heat 1: Courtney Conlogue (USA), Paige Hareb (NZL), Malia Manuel (HAW)
Heat 2: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Coco Ho (HAW), Sage Erickson (USA)
Heat 3: Carissa Moore (HAW), Pauline Ado (FRA), TBD
Heat 4: Tyler Wright (AUS), Bianca Buitendag (ZAF), Sofia Mulanovich (PER)
Heat 5: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Silvana Lima (BRA), Rebecca Woods (AUS)
Heat 6: Lakey Peterson (USA), Alana Blanchard (HAW), Laura Enever (AUS)