Another lay day called for ASP World Tour Billabong Pro Santa Catarina
Onshore winds and small surf in the 1- to 2-foot range at Brazil's Praia da Vila Tuesday morning prompted event organizers to call another lay day for the Billabong Pro Santa Catarina, the third stop on the 2010 ASP World Tour.
With the first two rounds of competition completed and a swell projected for the coming days, the world’s best surfers will likely return to action Wednesday."We went on hold this morning for a few hours, but the wind and swell hasn’t cooperated," said Richie Porta, ASP International head judge. "Competition is off for the day, but tomorrow and Thursday are looking good."
Event organizers will reconvene Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. to assess conditions for a possible 7:30 a.m. start.
Round 3 match-ups:
Heat 1: Bobby Martinez (USA) vs. Luke Munro (AUS)
Heat 2: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Jadson Andre (BRA)
Heat 3: Kieren Perrow (AUS) vs. Michel Bourez (PYF)
Heat 4: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Heat 5: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Patrick Gudauskas (USA)
Heat 6: Dane Reynolds (USA) vs. Kekoa Bacalso (HAW)
Heat 7: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Tom Whitaker (AUS)
Heat 8: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 9: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Neco Padaratz (BRA)
Heat 10: Taylor Knox (USA) vs. Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 11: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Owen Wright (AUS)
Heat 12: Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) vs. Jeremy Flores (FRA)
Heat 13: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Tanner Gudauskas (USA)
Heat 14: Chris Davidson (AUS) vs. Daniel Ross (AUS)
Heat 15: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Ben Dunn (AUS)
Heat 16: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Roy Powers (HAW)
-- Kelly Burgess
Photo: Kelly Slater's alley-oop 360 was the cherry on the cake to his round 2 heat win. Credit: © Kirstin / ASP
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