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Quiksilver Pro Off Due To Tsunami

Event organizers play it safe, opt for new call Monday morning

Updated: June 15, 2010, 10:44 AM ET
By Micah Abrams

The event call for the Quiksilver Pro on Australia's Gold Coast at 6:30 a.m local time Sunday was a little different than usual, owing to the massive earthquake in Chile that's created a tsunami warning for every nation with Pacific coastline. Rather than assessing winds and waves, event organizers were in discussions with the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology about the size and scope of any potential tsunami waves at the event's venues.

"We've been monitoring the situation with ...

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