ASP World Tour Rip Curl Pro Search Puerto Rico is on
The Rip Curl Pro Search Puerto Rico has been called on Saturday morning with Round 1 commencing in 3- to 4-foot waves at the primary site of Middles.
The ninth of 10 events on the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Rip Curl Pro Search has captured the attention of many as it will potentially host Floridian Kelly Slater, 38, clinching an unprecedented 10th ASP World Title.
"We have punchy 3- to 4-foot waves on offer this morning at the primary site of Middles and we'll be getting underway at 7:30 a.m.," said Rich Porta, ASP International head judge. "We'll be running Round 1 of the men followed by Round 1 of the women, with Round 2 of the women on standby."
Rip Curl Pro Search Puerto Rico Round 1 match-ups:
Heat 1: Adrian Buchan (AUS), Kieren Perrow (AUS), Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 2: Dane Reynolds (USA), Taylor Knox (USA), Roy Powers (HAW)
Heat 3: Taj Burrow (AUS), Tiago Pires (PRT), Luke Munro (AUS)
Heat 4: Mick Fanning (AUS), Patrick Gudauskas (USA), Gabe Kling (USA)
Heat 5: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Brett Simpson (USA), Dylan Graves (PRI)
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA), Daniel Ross (AUS), Dillon Perillo (USA)
Heat 7: Bede Durbidge (AUS), Fredrick Patacchia (HAW), Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 8: Owen Wright (AUS), Andy Irons (HAW), Luke Stedman (AUS)
Heat 9: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Bobby Martinez (USA), Kai Otton (AUS)
Heat 10: Damien Hobgood (USA), Jeremy Flores (FRA), Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Heat 11: C.J. Hobgood (USA), Jadson Andre (BRA), Tom Whitaker (AUS)
Heat 12:Michel Bourez (PYF), Chris Davidson (AUS), Adam Melling (AUS)
-- Kelly Burgess
Photo: Middles will play host Saturday to the world’s best surfers at the Rip Curl Pro Search Puerto Rico. Credit: Scholtz / © ASP