COOLANGATTA, Australia (Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2007) – Heat 3 of Round 4 of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by Samsung will hit the water this morning at 7am.
With a solid swell pulsing along the Snapper Rocks bank, event organizers are looking to run right through to the Finals today.
"We're on today starting at 7am," Contest Director Rod Brooks said. "We're on an hour earlier today to catch the better tides. Waves are in the 5 to 6 foot range out on Snapper and we expect to run right through and complete the finals before 2pm."
With two heats of Round 4 being run yesterday afternoon, local boys Joel Parkinson (AUS) and Bede Durbidge (AUS) have already made the quarterfinals.
The remaining Round 4 match ups will see rookie sensations Josh Kerr (AUS), Jeremy Flores (FRA) and Ben Dunn (AUS) attempt to continue their successful maiden event runs as they go up against seasoned veterans such as Taylor Knox (USA), Mick Fanning (AUS), Travis Logie (ZAF), Raoni Monteiro (BRA), reigning and eight-time Foster’s ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (USA) and others.
The event will be webcast LIVE on www.aspworldtour.com.
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Remaining Round 4 Match Ups:
Heat 3: Taylor Knox (USA) vs. Michael Campbell (AUS)
Heat 4: Greg Emslie (ZAF) vs. Kelly Slater (USA)
Heat 5: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Daniel Wills (AUS)
Heat 6: Josh Kerr (AUS) vs. Jeremy Flores (FRA)
Heat 7: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 8: Ben Dunn (AUS) vs. Raoni Monteiro (BRA)