11 Mar 2015

Christie eliminated in his World Surf League debut

5:29 pm on 11 March 2015

New Zealand surfer Ricardo Christie has finally been knocked out of his World Surf League debut, at the season-opening event on the Gold Coast.

After 10 straight lay days due to small waves, Christie was eliminated by Australia's Taj Burrows this afternoon in in their sudden-death second round.

Ricardo Christie has made the World Surf League

No joy for Ricardo Christie after long wait at Snapper Rocks Photo: Photosport

There hadn't been any competition since Saturday's first day at Snapper Rocks, when Christie was last in his first-round heat.