Aussie quartet made to wait for WSL semis

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The all-Australian World Surf League semi-finals at the Rottnest Search in WA will have to wait after organisers elected to delay finals day.

With conditions not expected to improve for at least 36 hours, the event was put on hold until at least Tuesday.

When action does resume, Australian stars Tyler Wright and Sally Fitzgibbons will battle it out for a spot in the women's final before their male counterparts Morgan Cibilic and Liam O'Brien go head-to-head with the winner advancing to their maiden WSL decider.

"The wind is still blowing onshore this morning and it's looking messy out there," WSL SVP of Tours and Head of Competition Jessi Miley-Dyer said on Sunday.

"We only have six heats left of the Australian leg, so we want to make sure we wrap up in the best possible waves."

The next call will be made at 7.15 local time (9.15 AEST) on Tuesday with the fifth stop on the WSL calendar this season, and fourth in a row in Australia, poised for an exciting conclusion.

Rookie Cibilic has already defeated Julian Wilson and John John Florence this season while wildcard O'Brien was only called up for the event as an injury replacement.

Heat 2 of the men's semis is set for fireworks with the all-Brazilian match-up between top-ranked Gabriel Medina and reigning world champion Italo Ferreira.

In the second women's semi, Johanne Defay of France will attempt to upset world No.1 Carissa Moore.

Women's semi-finals

Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) vs. Tyler Wright (AUS)

Carissa Moore (HAW) vs. Johanne Defay (FRA)

Men's semi-finals

Morgan Cibilic (AUS) vs. Liam O'Brien (AUS)

Gabriel Medina (BRA) vs. Italo Ferreira (BRA)