MUNDAKA, Basque Country, Northern Spain (Saturday, October 7, 2006) –

Although grey skies are sending torrential rain over the location, the swell has come up overnight and the famed left hand break known as Mundaka has come to life.

As a result organisers of the Billabong Pro Mundaka have sent out the remaining heats of round one, kicking off with Andy Irons (HAW) up against Fred Patacchia (HAW) and Hira Terinatoofa (PYF).

The trio are out there right now battling a huge current, a result of the river emptying due to the massive tides which are present at the moment.

The schedule for today will see the completion of round one with round two on standby.

These are the round one heats done so far:

(1st to round three 2nd and 3rd to round two)

Heat 1: Luke Stedman (AUS) 15.84; 2. Pedro Henrique (BRA) 13.00; 3. Tom Whitaker (AUS) 12.83
Heat 2: 1. Tim Reyes (USA) 10.83; 2. Victor Ribas (BRA) 6.90; 3. Davey Weare (ZAF) 6.83
Heat 3: 1. Bobby Martinez (USA) 16.33; 2. Mikael Picon (FRA) 11.10; 3. Adriano de Souza (BRA) no show (injured)
Heat 4: 1. Jarrad Howse (AUS) 11.84; 2. Taylor Knox (USA) 9.20; 3. Trent Munro (AUS) 7.73
Heat 5: 1. Damien Hobgood (USA)15.00; 2. Toby Martin (AUS) 14.33; 3. Cory Lopez (USA) 10.77
Heat 6: 1. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 15.90; 2. Travis Logie (ZAF) 14.84; 3. Adrian Buchan (AUS) 14.07
Heat 7: 1. Mick Fanning (AUS) 16.83; 2. Yuri Sodre (BRA) 11.10; 3. Shaun Cansdell (AUS) 8.17
Heat 8: 1. CJ Hobgood (USA); 2. Hodei Collazo (ESP); 3. Kelly Slater (USA) no show

Heat 9: Andy Irons (HAW) vs Fred Patacchia (HAW) vs Hira Terinatoofa (PYF) is in the water now.

And these are the heats upcoming:

Heat 10: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs Greg Emslie (ZAF) vs Luke Egan (AUS)
Heat 11: Phil MacDonald (AUS) vs Nathan Hedge (AUS) vs Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
Heat 12: Dean Morrison (AUS) vs Mick Lowe (AUS) vs Roy Powers (HAW)
Heat 13: Danny Wills (AUS) vs Jake Paterson (AUS) vs Marcelo Nunes (BRA)
Heat 14: Bruce Irons (HAW) vs Chris Ward (USA) vs Troy Brooks (AUS)
Heat 15: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs Pancho Sullivan (HAW) vs Paulo Moura (BRA)
Heat 16: Mark Occhilupo (AUS) vs Darren O'Rafferty (AUS) vs Peterson Rosa (BRA)

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