Only three rounds remain before the 2006 Roxy Pro Hawaii champion is crowned – Round 3, the Semifinals and Final. The Quarterfinal round customary to ASP Women's World Tour competition is absent in Hawaii because Rounds 3 and above feature four-woman heats instead of the usual two-girl format. Hawaiian law mandates that man-on-man heats with only two surfers in the water does not take full advantage of the abundance of waves on offer here, thus heats in Hawaii always feature three or more surfers.
Another call on competition status will be made at 7am tomorrow, Nov. 27, 2006.
Round Three Roxy Pro Hawaii Match-ups: (1st and 2nd advance to Semifinals; 3rd and 4th Eliminated)
Heat 1: Sofia Mulanovich (PER), Jacqueline Silva (BRA), Megan Abubo (HAW), Keala Kennelly (HAW)
Heat 2: Samantha Cornish (AUS), Claire Bevilacqua (AUS), Chelsea Georgeson (AUS), Melanie Bartels (HAW)
Heat 3: Layne Beachley (AUS), Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Jessi Miley-Dyer (AUS), Heather Clark (ZAF)
Heat 4: Rebecca Woods (AUS), Rochelle Ballard (HAW), Melanie Redman-Carr (AUS), Serena Brooke (AUS)