IMBITUBA, Brazil (Monday, Nov. 6, 2006) – Gale force gusts and sheets of rain will not stop Foster's ASP World Tour surfers from paddling out at Imbituba this morning.

Round Three of the Nova Schin Restival presented by Billabong has commenced in wild and wooly three foot (one metre) surf.

With only three days left in the event waiting period and two full days of surfing to complete, event organizers have decided to take advantage of the increased wave size despite the weather. There is a chance the swell will subside tomorrow, but Wednesday looks promising.

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Nova Schin Festival Round Three Match-ups: (1st advances to Quarterfinals, 2nd finishes equal 17th)
Heat 1: Damien Hobgood (USA) versus Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
Heat 2: Cory Lopez (USA) versus Jake Paterson (AUS)
Heat 3: C.J Hobgood (USA) versus Michael Lowe (AUS)
Heat 4: Joel Parkinson (AUS) versus Mikael Picon (FRA)
Heat 5: Dean Morrison (AUS) versus Darren O'Rafferty (USA)
Heat 6: Taylor Knox (USA) versus Peterson Rosa (BRA)
Heat 7: Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) versus Adriano De Souza (BRA)
Heat 8: Andy Irons (HAW) versus Odirlei Coutinho (BRA)
Heat 9: Taj Burrow (AUS) versus Jihad Khodr (BRA)
Heat 10: Travis Logie (ZAF) versus Greg Emslie (ZAF)
Heat 11: Tom Whitaker (AUS) versus Troy Brooks (AUS)
Heat 12: Phillip MacDonald (AUS) versus Nathan Hedge (AUS)
Heat 13: Mick Fanning (AUS) versus Toby Martin (AUS)
Heat 14: Trent Munro (AUS) versus Victor Ribas (BRA)
Heat 15: Bobby Martinez (USA) versus Marcelo Nunes (BRA)
Heat 16: Bede Durbidge (AUS) versus Chris Ward (USA)

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