IMBITUBA, Brazil (Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006) – After a four and a half day recess, Round Two of the Nova Schin Festival presented by Billabong will resume in two to four foot (half to one and a half metre) surf in Imbituba, Brazil this morning.
Heats one through seven were completed on Tuesday, Oct. 31 with all but one of the Top 45 surfers advancing over their Brazilian wildcard counterparts. Heats eight through 16 will commence at 10:30am.
Receiving a Round Two bye today is Adriano de Souza (BRA). De Souza was slated to meet Australian Jarrad Howse in heat 13, but after injuring his back in a freesurf yesterday, Howse has withdrawn from competition.
Conditions will be assessed at the end of Round Two and a call on whether to progress into Round Three will be made.
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) moves to Round Three; Jarrad Howse (AUS) Injured
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)