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Billabong Pro Tahiti chalks up another Lay Day

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Billabong Pro Tahiti

WSL World Tour Men's Event
Teahupo'o Tahiti
14 - 25 August 2015

Small surf today but forecast calls for swell on the way

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 20 August, 2015 - With only small and inconsistent surf on offer at Teahupo'o and improving conditions on the way, event organizers have called a lay day at the Billabong Pro Tahiti, Stop No. 7 on the Samsung Galaxy World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT).

"Conditions have improved since yesterday and there's a new South-West swell in the ocean," Kieren Perrow, WSL Commissioner said. "It's a little bit jumbled up though and the wind's not great either. We won't be running any heats today and we'll come back tomorrow. We're still tracking a decent swell over the next one to two days and then a great swell for the last two days of the event window".

When competition resumes, up first will be Josh Kerr (AUS) and Adrian Buchan (AUS) in Heat 9 of Round 3.

Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow at 7 a.m. local time to assess conditions and make a call for competition.

Surfline, official forecaster for the World Surf League, are calling for: Short period SW swell and onshore S wind prevails Thursday morning with generally poor quality surf. Friday will see a building trend of mid size, mid period S swell as trades swing more to the SE/ESE and quality will improve. The surf will likely back down over the weekend as swell direction trends more to the SSE/SE and moderate+ trades continue. fairly solid, building, and long period SW swell fills in through Monday and likely holds into Tuesday morning before easing over Tuesday afternoon. Strong trades (side/offshore) prevail both days.  

The Billabong Pro Tahiti runs from Friday, August 14 to Tuesday, August 25, 2015 and is webcast LIVE at and via the WSL mobile app.

Upcoming Billabong Pro Tahiti Round 3 Match-Ups:

Heat 9: Josh Kerr (AUS) vs. Adrian Buchan (AUS)

Heat 10: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Sebastian Zietz (HAW)

Heat 11: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Joel Parkinson (AUS)

Heat 12: Julian Wilson (AUS) vs. C.J. Hobgood (USA)

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