COOLANGATTA, Australia (Friday, Mar. 2, 2007) – After holding the women’s Samsung Expression Session in wind-affected conditions at Snapper Rocks this morning, Round 3 of the Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by Samsung has been relocated to a break 45-minutes north of the contest site known as ‘The Spit.’
"We've had really good reports from ‘The Spit,’” Contest Director Rod Brooks said. “It's at the northern most end of the Surfer's Paradise area. Before you get to South Stradbroke, there's the entrance to the Seaway. At the Seaway, there's a rock wall that protects the boats coming in and out of the Seaway. We've got a report of waves there. We've got a northerly wind now which means it's offshore and we're hoping to run Round 3 of the Roxy Pro at noon."
Winners of this morning’s Samsung Expression Session were Chelsea Hedges (AUS) for ‘Best Wave’ and Megan Abubo (HAW) for ‘Best Maneuver.’ The winners were awarded $2,000 worth of Samsung merchandise.
Pending the Top 17’s arrival at ‘The Spit,’ competition should commence at noon. Unfortunately, there will be no live webcast, but heat by heat updates, video highlights and images will be available later in the day.
Round 3 Roxy Pro Match-Ups: 1st advances to Quarterfinals, 2nd is eliminated
Heat 1: Jessi Miley-Dyer (AUS) vs. Amee Donohoe (AUS)
Heat 2: Rebecca Woods (AUS) vs. Melanie Bartels (HAW)
Heat 3: Megan Abubo (HAW) vs. Samantha Cornish (AUS)
Heat 4: Layne Beachley (AUS) vs. Carissa Moore (HAW)
Heat 5: Melanie Redman-Carr (AUS) vs. Rosanne Hodge (ZAF)
Heat 6: Silvana Lima (BRA) vs. Jacqueline Silva (BRA)
Heat 7: Claire Bevilacqua (AUS) vs. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS)
Heat 8: Chelsea Hedges (AUS) vs. Caroline Sarran (FRA)