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New swell's on the way for the Billabong Pro Jeffrey's Bay


Sunrise today, still no swell in sight : photo ASPWorldtour/Karen

Billabong Pro

ASP World Championship Tour (WCT)  Event #6 of 12
Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
12 – 22 July 2005

Scores/Results/Photos/Videos etc 


Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 19 July, 2005 : - - With Jeffreys Bay showing definite signs of the predicted new swell, organisers of the Billabong Pro have once again placed the event on hold for today but are expecting tomorrow to be “killer”.

The event, the sixth on the Foster’s ASP Men’s World Tour has been in a holding pattern since last Thursday as the waves that were present for the opening two rounds of the contest abated and close to dead flat conditions have prevailed since.

“We’ve heard that there is swell a couple of hours away down the coast,” said Billabong Pro Contest Director, Mike Parsons. “So we should see signs of it later today and with all things going to plan we could get underway tomorrow. There’s already a few sets starting to come through the break now.”

Organisers will again meet at first light tomorrow morning (Wednesday July 20) to assess the conditions.

The event has two full days of competition to complete and after some epic showdowns during the event’s early days, all are anticipating some explosive surfing once the wave-starved competitors return to the water.

“Don’t expect any departure of form after this break,” wrote ASP President Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew in his regular column. “I mean, at the last Billabong event in Tahiti, it rained for a solid week, and who can forget the performances that went down after they emerged from the shelters. Expect fireworks once play is resumed here!"

Upcoming Round 3 Heats
Ht1: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs Luke Stedman (AUS)
Ht2: Luke Egan (AUS) vs Marcelo Nunes (BRA)
Ht3: Fred Patacchia (HAW) vs Mick Lowe (AUS)
Ht4: Trent Munro (AUS) vs Timmy Reyes (USA)
Ht5: Cory Lopez (USA) vs Lee Winkler (AUS)
Ht6: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs Bede Durbidge (AUS)
Ht7: Tom Whitaker (AUS) vs Jake Paterson (AUS)
Ht8: Kelly Slater (USA) vs Damien Fahrenfort (ZAR)
Ht9: Andy Irons (HAW) vs Bernardo Pigmeu (BRA)
Ht10: Bruce Irons (HAW) vs Mark Occhilupo (AUS)
Ht11: Nathan Hedge (AUS) vs Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
Ht12: Phillip MacDonald (AUS) vs Neco Padaratz (BRA)
Ht13: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs Toby Martin (AUS)
Ht14: Dean Morrison (AUS) vs Richie Lovett (AUS)
Ht15: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs Greg Emslie (ZAF)
Ht16: Daniel Wills (AUS) vs Taylor Knox (USA)

Catch up on all the News about the competition so far. You are able to see the Full Results, which include all the judges wave scores, the top scoring rides, heat totals and all statistics so far. Take a look at the Video page for a selection of surfing clips of the pros so far, and the Photo page has all the best pics from competition.

Previous reports:
# 1 : Billabong Pro J-Bay, Trials, Round 1 and Round 2 reports
# 2 : Conditions put Billabong Pro on hold for 5 days in a row
# 3 : Coming soon
# 4 : Coming soon


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