MANLY, Australia (Wednesday, October 11, 2006) – The Havaianas Beachley Classic Semifinal Round isunderway at Manly Beach this morning.
The two 30-minute heats featuring three former world champions in Sofia Mulanovich (AUS), Chelsea Georgeson (AUS) and Layne Beachley (AUS) and wildcard Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), should prove scintillating.
Conditions will be assessed throughout the Semis so that event officials can send the Havaianas Beachley Classic Final out in the best conditions on offer today.
Today's outcome is crucial to both Beachley and Georgeson's 2006 ASP World Title aspirations. One of the two will take the ratings lead at the event's end in light of current world No. 1 Melanie Redman-Carr's early event exit.