Billabong Pro Tahiti
ASP World Championship Tour Event #3
Teahupoo Taiarapu Tahiti
4 - 14 May 2007
NO SURF FOR THE BILLABONG PRO TAHITI TODAY
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 10 May, 2007 : - - Teahupoo, Tahiti -- Surfers and event organizers at the Billabong Pro Tahiti awoke this morning to similar conditions with surf in the 1 to 3 foot (0.3-0.9 metre) range which prompted them to call the event off for the day.
Event No. 3 on the 2007 Fosters ASP World Tour, the Billabong Pro Tahiti carries a substantial amount of weight in regards to the race for this years World Title. Frontrunner Mick Fanning (AUS) has already advanced through to Round 3 while fellow Australian, with whom Fanning also shares the ratings lead, Taj Burrow will have to slug it out in Round 2 when competition resumes.
Official Billabong Pro Tahiti forecasters at Surfline are calling for a slight bump from the south/southwest this evening allowing the ASP Fosters 45 to don the competition jerseys as early as tomorrow. When action recommences, Round 2 of the Billabong Pro Tahiti will feature a bevy of highly-anticipated bouts including the match-up between fiery veterans Michael Campbell (AUS) and Neco Padaratz (BRA).
While no Billabong Pro Tahiti action will go down today, be sure to check out all the highlights from Day 1 at www.billabongpro.com. When the swell picks up, the Billabong Pro Tahiti will be webcast LIVE on www.aspworldtour.com
ROUND 2 BILLABONG PRO TAHITI MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Manoa Drollet (PYF)
Heat 2: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Anthony Walsh (AUS)
Heat 3: Tom Whitaker (AUS) vs. Bruno Santos (BRA)
Heat 4: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Hira Teriinatoofa (PYF)
Heat 5: Daniel Wills (AUS) vs. Luke Munro (AUS)
Heat 6: Michael Campbell (AUS) vs. Neco Padaratz (BRA)
Heat 7: Ben Dunn (AUS) vs. Troy Brooks (AUS)
Heat 8: Phillip Macdonald (AUS) vs. Victor Ribas (BRA)
Heat 9: Raoni Monteiro (BRA) vs. Trent Munro (AUS)
Heat 10: Frederick Patacchia (HAW) vs. Shaun Cansdell (AUS)
Heat 11: Greg Emslie (ZAF) vs. Rodrigo Dornelles (BRA)
Heat 12: Leonardo Neves (BRA) vs. Dayyan Neve (AUS)
Heat 13: Josh Kerr (AUS) vs. Adrian Buchan (AUS)
Heat 14: Cory Lopez (USA) vs. Mark Occhilupo (AUS)
Heat 15: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Luke Stedman (AUS)
Heat 16: Kai Otton (AUS) vs. Michael Lowe (AUS)
# 1 : Billabong Pro Tahiti: tour gears up for Teahupoo action
# 2 : Round #one of the Billabong Pro Tahiti kicking off today
# 3 : Flores sends Burrow to round #2 of Billabong Pro Tahiti
# 4 : Billabong Pro Tahiti day 2 cancelled due to small swell
# 5 : Day 3: another lay day called for the Billabong Pro Tahiti
# 6 : Billabong Pro Tahiti round two a 'no go' again for today
# 7 : Billabong Pro Tahiti off Tuesday - possible Friday restart
# 8 : More flat conditions continue at the Billabong Pro Tahiti
The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) is the governing body of professional surfing. Crowning surfings undisputed world champions since 1976, the ASP sanctions the following tours: the Fosters ASP World Tour, the ASP Womens World Tour, the World Qualifying Series (WQS) and the World Longboarding, Junior and Masters Championships.
The ASP is dedicated to showcasing the worlds best surfing talent in a variety of progressive formats and has revolutionized the way the world watches surfing via their webcasts. The organization is divided into seven different regions: Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, Hawaii, North America, and South America.
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