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Billabong Pro Mundaka called off yet again; Joel Parkinson still leads ASP tour

October 9, 2009 | 10:03 am

The Billabong Pro Mundaka has been called off yet again because of dismal swell opportunities.

The world's best surfers are doing a lot of standing around and waiting in Spain as a lack of waves has forced organizers of the Billabong Pro Mundaka to call for a fourth consecutive lay day, and they're considering moving the venue from Euskadi to nearby Sopelana.

The event is the eighth of 10 contests on the ASP World Tour and it has yet to conclude the first round, which is an elimination round. When it resumes, the main players will be Australia's Joel Parkinson and Mick Fanning, who are ranked Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, in the race for the world title.

In the video posted below, Parkinson talks about the event, his equipment, the boredom associated with lay days, and the competition:

-- Pete Thomas

Photo: The Billabong Pro Mundaka has been called off yet again because of dismal swell opportunities. Credit: ASP/CI/CESTARI via Getty Images

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