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Billabong Pipeline Masters
ASP World Championship Tour Event #9
Pipeline North Shore Oahu
8 - 20 December 2007
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BETTER WAVES AROUND THE CORNER FOR BILLABONG PIPELINE MASTERS
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 10 December, 2007 : - - Honolulu Ė The Billabong Pipeline Masters, the final event on the 2007 Fosterís ASP World Tour, will not begin today, but with optimal conditions forecasted for Pipeline tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 13th, event organizers are optimistic Round 1 could commence then.
With the 2007 Fosterís ASP World Title already wrapped up and set firmly upon Mick Fanningís mantle, requalification for the ASP World Tour will serve a major point of interest on the beach at the Billabong Pro Pipeline Masters. Bruce Irons (HAW), who won the event in 2003, is among the surfers needing a solid result at Pipe if they hope to surf amongst the elite in 2008. Irons will take on Taj Burrow (AUS), Chris Ward (USA), T.J Barron (HAW) in Heat 7 of Round 1.
The Billabong Pipeline Masters is the third and final installment of action in the Vans Triple Crown of series and will determine this year's Vans Triple Crown champion. ASP World No. 6 Bede Durbidge (AUS) currently leads the menís Vans Triple Crown of Surfing ratings followed Roy Powers (HAW), Mick Fanning (AUS), Adrian Buchan (AUS) and Makuakai Rothman (HAW).
In addition to $740,000 in prize money, both the men's and women's Vans Triple Crown champions will receive a limited edition $25,000 Chevy Colorado truck. The men's champion will also receive a custom $10,000 Nixon watch. All of the action of this year's Billabong Pipeline Masters can be experienced live at billabongpro.com.
The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Series can be accessed through billabongpro.com or can also be found at triplecrownofsurfing.com presented by surfspot.com. Additionally, surfline.com will be offering original daily content, and Surfing Magazine will provide a daily blog.
Billabong Pro Round 1 Heat Draw
Heat 1: Andy Irons (HAW), Adriano de Souza (BRA), Cory Lopez (USA), Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 2: Bobby Martinez (USA), Leonardo Neves (BRA), Greg Emslie (ZAF), Tim Reyes (USA)
Heat 3: Bede Durbidge (AUS), Daniel Wills (AUS), Fredrick Patacchia (HAW), Mark Occhilupo (AUS)
Heat 4: Damien Hobgood (USA), Luke Stedman (AUS), Raoni Monteiro (BRA), Gabe Kling (USA)
Heat 5: Mick Fanning (AUS), Phillip MacDonald (AUS), Ricky Basnett (ZAF), Laurie Towner (AUS)
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Royden Bryson (ZAF), Kalani Chapman (HAW)
Heat 7: Taj Burrow (AUS), Bruce Irons (HAW), Chris Ward (USA), T.J Barron (HAW)
Heat 8: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Rodrigo Dornelles (BRA), Neco Padaratz (BRA), Sunny Garcia (HAW)
Heat 9: Tom Whitaker (AUS), Michael Campbell (AUS), Bernardo Miranda (BRA), Michael Lowe (AUS)
Heat 10: Taylor Knox (USA), C.J. Hobgood (USA), Josh Kerr (AUS), Luke Munro (AUS)
Heat 11: Jeremy Flores (FRA), Kai Otton (AUS), Troy Brooks (AUS), Victor Ribas (BRA)
Heat 12: Dean Morrison (AUS), Pancho Sullivan (HAW), Dayyan Neve (AUS), Shaun Cansdell (AUS)
# 1 : ASP dual heat format to debut at Billabong Pipe Masters
# 2 : Billabong Pipeline Masters kicks off event waiting period
# 3 : Wild weather delays Billabong Pipeline Masters kick-off
# 4 : Coming soon
About Vans Triple Crown of Surfing:
The $740,000 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing consists of the Reef Hawaiian Pro, Haleiwa, Nov. 12-24 (6* WQS, men and women), the O'Neill World Cup of Surfing, Sunset Beach, Nov.25-Dec.6 (6*WQS men and WCT women), the Billabong Pipeline Masters (men), Pipeline, Dec. 8-20 (WCT) and Billabong Pro Maui (women), Honolua Bay, Maui, Dec. 8-20 (WCT). In addition to $740,000 in prize money, both the men's and women's Vans Triple Crown champions will receive a limited edition $25,000 Chevy Colorado truck. The men's champion will also receive a custom $10,000 Nixon watch. All of the action of this year's Vans Triple Crown of Surfing can be viewed live via the internet at triplecrownofsurfing.com.
The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) is the governing body of professional surfing. Crowning surfing's undisputed world champions since 1976, the ASP sanctions the following tours: the Foster's ASP World Tour, the ASP Women's World Tour, the World Qualifying Series (WQS) and the World Longboarding, Junior and Masters Championships. The ASP is dedicated to showcasing the world's 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.
About Fosterís Group:
Fosterís Group is a premium global drinks company delivering a portfolio of beer, wine, spirits, cider and non-alcoholic beverages. The Fosterís network spans three regions: 1) Australia, Asia and Pacific, 2) Americas and 3) Europe, Middle East and Africa. Fosterís has been the naming rights Title sponsor of the Fosterís ASP Menís World Tour since 2004.
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