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Billabong Mundaka called off again - eyes on Sopelana

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Billabong Pro Mundaka

ASP World Tour event #8
Mundaka, Euskadi Spain
5 - 17 October 2009

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Billabong Pro Mundaka Called Off Again, Organizers Aim for Sopelana Tomorrow

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 11 October, 2009 : - - Mundaka, Euskadi/Spain -- After chasing suitable conditions for most of the day at both Mundaka and the backup site of Sopelana, event organizers have called the sixth consecutive lay day for the Billabong Pro Mundaka.

Event No. 8 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, the Billabong Pro Mundaka ran in good conditions at the primary venue on the opening day of competition, completing the first eight heats of Round 1, utilizing the new man-on-man elimination format.

“We gave it a good look today at both Mundaka and Sopelana and conditions were not suitable to run competition,” Mike Parsons, Billabong Pro Contest Director, said. “By looking at what’s on tap for the rest of the waiting period, the next two days look like they’ll be our best shot in the near future so we’ll be making the call from the backup site tomorrow morning at 7:30am.”

Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 7:30am to assess conditions for a possible recommencement at 8am at Sopelana. When competition resumes, up first will be ASP Dream Tour veteran Dean Morrison (AUS), 28, up against event wildcard Dean Bowen (AUS) in Heat 9 of Round 1.

Highlights from past days’ Billabong Pro Mundaka will be available via The Billabong Pro Mundaka will host the world’s best surfers from October 5 through 17, 2009. For more information, log onto



Heat 1: Jihad Khodr (BRA) 13.60 def. Roy Powers (HAW) 11.10
Heat 2: David Weare (ZAF) 13.50 def. Tim Boal (FRA) 7.17
Heat 3: Drew Courtney (AUS) 11.67 def. Heitor Alves (BRA) 10.17
Heat 4: Tiago Pires (PRT) 14.66 def. Phillip MacDonald (AUS) 13.17
Heat 5: Ben Dunn (AUS) 13.16 def. Marlon Lipke (DEU) 9.10
Heat 6: Kekoa Bacalso (HAW) 15.80 def. Hodei Collazo (EUK) 10.96
Heat 7: Michel Bourez (PYF) 13.34 def. Damien Fahrenfort (ZAF) 10.00
Heat 8: Kai Otton (AUS) 13.84 def. Reubyn Ash (GBR) 11.50

Heat 9: Dean Morrison (AUS) vs. Dean Bowen (AUS)
Heat 10: Mick Campbell (AUS) vs. Marcos San Segundo (EUK)
Heat 11: Chris Davidson (AUS) vs. Nathaniel Curran (USA)
Heat 12: Tim Reyes (USA) vs. Michael Picon (FRA)
Heat 13: Josh Kerr (AUS) vs. Nic Muscroft (AUS)
Heat 14: Dustin Barca (HAW) vs. Aritz Aranburu (EUK)
Heat 15: Chris Ward (USA) vs. Dayyan Neve (AUS)
Heat 16: Jay Thompson (AUS) vs. Greg Emslie (ZAF)  

Heat 1: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. TBA
Heat 2: Dane Reynolds (USA) vs. TBA
Heat 3: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. TBA
Heat 4: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. TBA
Heat 5: Bobby Martinez (USA) vs. TBA
Heat 6: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. TBA
Heat 7: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. TBA
Heat 8: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. TBA
Heat 9: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. TBA
Heat 10: Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) vs. TBA
Heat 11: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. TBA
Heat 12: Taylor Knox (USA) vs. TBA
Heat 13: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. TBA
Heat 14: Tom Whitaker (AUS) vs. TBA
Heat 15: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. TBA
Heat 16: Kieren Perrow (AUS) vs. TBA

Related report                .
Pirates of the Billabong Pro

Previous reports:
# 1 : All eyes on the town of Mundaka for the Billabong Pro

# 2 : Mundaka sandbar perfection ready for the ASP top 45

# 3 : Bacalso, Pires fire during R1 of Billabong Pro Mundaka

# 4 : Lay day called Tuesday for the Billabong Pro Mundaka
# 5 : Billabong Pro Mundaka off today, weekend looks good 
# 6 : Waiting game: Billabong Pro Mundaka no-go for Thurs. 

# 7 : Lay day called for the Billabong Pro Mundaka on Friday 
# 8 : Billabong Pro Mundaka waits - probable restart Sunday

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