While the surf has remained in the similar size of 3 to 4 feet (one metre), the conditions have become much more consistent, offering competitors more opportunities to showcase the talents.
"We are planning to run through 17 heats of competition today," Acting Foster's ASP World Tour Head Judge Dave Shipley said. "The conditions have picked up, and barring anything extreme happening, we should be able to complete Round 3 and Round 4."
Reigning and eight-time Foster's ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (USA) will face '07 World Tour rookie Gabe Kling (USA) in the opening heat of the day. Also to come in Round 3 will be current ratings leaders on the Foster's ASP World Tour Mick Fanning (AUS) and Taj Burrow (AUS) as well as defending Billabong Pro Tahiti Champion Bobby Martinez (USA).
Heat 8 of Round 3 will hit the water at 7:30am local time.
REMAINING BILLABONG PRO ROUND 3 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 8: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Gabe Kling (USA)
Heat 9: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Troy Brooks (AUS)
Heat 10: Dean Morrison (AUS) vs. Chris Ward (USA)
Heat 11: Tom Whitaker (AUS) vs. Bernardo Miranda (BRA)
Heat 12: Bobby Martinez (USA) vs. Luke Stedman (AUS)
Heat 13: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Victor Ribas (BRA)
Heat 14: Taylor Knox (USA) vs. Cory Lopes (USA)
Heat 15: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Rodrigo Dornelles (BRA)
Heat 16: Daniel Wills (AUS) vs. Kai Otton (AUS)
KNOWN BILLABONG PRO TAHITI ROUND 4 HEATS:
Heat 1: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Michael Campbell (AUS)
Heat 2: Pancho Sullivan (HAW) vs. Andy Irons (HAW)
Heat 3: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs, Adrian Buchan (AUS)
Heat 4: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Winner of Round 3 Heat 8