IMBITUBA, Brazil (Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006) –With swell on the horizon and less than stellar conditions on offer at Imbituba Beach this morning, the Nova Schin Festival presented by Billabong has been put on hold again today.
It has been several days since the first seven heats of Round Two were run, but with four days left in the 10-day waiting period and only two and a half days worth of competition remaining, contest officials are confident that waves suitable to showcase the world's best will materialize soon.
Yesterday, a two-heat Foster's Expression Session was run and won by Taj Burrow (AUS) and Jean da Silva (BRA) who earned US$1000 each for their aerial maneuvers and Raoni Montiero (BRA) and Neco Padaratz (BRA) who took home the same amount of cash for the best 'slash' of their respective heats.
It's likely that competition will resume tomorrow, but an official call will be made at Imbituba Beach at 7:30 tomorrow morning.
Nova Schin Festival Round Two Results: (1st advances to Round Three, 2nd finishes equal 33rd)
Heat 1: Andy Irons (HAW) 13.80 def. Neco Padaratz (BRA) 12.57
Heat 2: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 16.50 def. Pedro Norberto (BRA) 8.33
Heat 3: Damien Hobgood (USA) 13.87 def. Jean da Silva (BRA) 13.00
Heat 4: Tom Whitaker (AUS) 13.83 def. Renato Galvao (BRA) 13.67
Heat 5: Dean Morrison (AUS) 12.57 def. Bernardo Pigmeu (BRA) 10.66
Heat 6: Phillip MacDonald (AUS) def. Leonardo Neves (BRA) 9.33
Heat 7: Odirlei Coutinho (BRA) 13.33 def. Bruce Irons (HAW) 9.66
Nova Schin Festival Round Two match-ups remaining: (1st advances to Round Three; 2nd finishes equal 33rd)
Heat 8: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Yuri Sodre (BRA)
Heat 9: CJ Hobgood (USA) vs. Adrian Buchan (AUS)
Heat 10: Shaun Cansdell (AUS) vs. Toby Martin (AUS)
Heat 11: Trent Munro (AUS) vs. David Weare (ZAF)
Heat 12: Fred Patacchia (HAW) vs. Pedro Henrique (BRA)
Heat 13: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Jarrad Howse (AUS)
Heat 14: Luke Stedman (AUS) vs. Mikael Picon (FRA)
Heat 15: Jake Paterson (AUS) vs. Roy Powers (HAW)
Heat 16: Chris Ward (USA) vs. Paulo Moura (BRA)