MUNDAKA, Basque Country, Northern Spain (Friday, October 13, 2006) – Click on www.billabongpro.com or www.aspworldtour.com now to catch all the action in the business end of the Billabong Pro Mundaka.
With the waves beginning to cooperate, reeling into the famed Mundaka point at around one metre (three feet) plus, the event will restart at quarterfinal number four containing Taj Burrow (AUS) up against Dean Morrison (AUS).
With so much hanging on the line today, the atmosphere at the location is electric with a maximum capacity crowd of around 15,000-plus people cramming along the rocky shoreline eager to catch a glimpse of what will be the most dramatic finish to an event in years.
All eyes are heavily focussed on Kelly Slater (USA) who potentially could wrap up his eighth world title if he claims the event.
Out to stop him is Joel Parkinson (AUS) who will battle it out with Slater in semifinal number one but before that ensues the other remaining title contender Taj Burrow must win past Dean Morrison (AUS) in quarterfinal then beat Bobby Martinez in semi two.
In short, to keep the race alive going into the next tour event in Brazil, Parkinson and Burrow either/or MUST finish in front of Slater today.
A loss by either prior to the final will see Slater wrap it up if he wins the final or not.
Quarterfinal 4: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs Dean Morrison (AUS)
Semifinal 1: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs Kelly Slater (USA)
Semifinal 2: Bobby Martinez (USA) vs winner quarterfinal four
Final: We'll soon see!