BELLS BEACH, Australia (Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2007) – Competitors in and organisers of the Rip Curl Pro presented by Snickers arrived at Bells Beach Australia at first light this morning to find small and unrideable waves for the second day in a row.
And with "surf spotters" all the way up and down the coast on the lookout for the best conditions available, it was decided by Contest Director and former two time World Champion Damien Hardman that the event, stop two on the Foster's ASP World Tour, will once again pack up shop and head back down along the scenic Great Ocean Road to yesterday's venue of Johanna.
Ben Matson from www.swellnet.com.au indicated similar conditions to those of yesterday where fun head high beach break peaks greeted the competitors.
It is hoped that the first heat of the day (HEAT 7 of ROUND THREE) will get underway at 9am local time.
Included will be downloadable and transcribed athlete quotes, heat-by-heat rundowns plus video highlights.
The remaining heats for round three will include:
HEAT 7: Travis Logie (ZAF) vs Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
HEAT 8: Kelly Slater (USA) vs Nic Muscroft (AUS)
HEAT 9: Andy Irons (HAW) vs Rodrigo Dornelles (BRA)
HEAT 10: Ben Dunn (AUS) vs Jeremy Flores (FRA)
HEAT 11: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs Mark Occhilupo (AUS)
HEAT 12: Phil Macdonald (AUS) vs Fred Patacchia (HAW)
HEAT 13: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs Bernado Pigmeu (BRA)
HEAT 14: Mick Campbell (AUS) vs Adriano de Souza (BRA)
HEAT 15: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs Adrian Buchan (AUS)
HEAT 16: Bruce Irons (HAW) vs Ricky Basnett (ZAF)
Round three results from yesterday:
HEAT 1: Royden Bryson (ZAF) def. Bobby Martinez (USA)
HEAT 2: Bede Durbidge (AUS) def Pancho Sullivan (HAW)
HEAT 3: Danny Wills (AUS) def Chris Ward (USA)
HEAT 4: Taj Burrow (AUS) def Dayyan Neve (AUS)
HEAT 5: Tom Whitaker (AUS) def. Mick Lowe (AUS)
HEAT 6: Leonard Neves (BRA) def. Dean Morrison (AUS)