TEAHUPOO, Tahiti (Saturday, May 5th, 2007) – Event organizers at the Billabong Pro Tahiti have called a lay day today due to the decrease in swell since yesterday.
"The surf is pretty small this morning and we've opted to call the competition off for the day," Acting ASP World Tour Head Judge Dave Shipley said. "It looks like the swell is supposed to continue to decrease throughout the week and we could potentially be getting swell from a better direction sometime late next week. That being said, you never know what will happen and we'll be back here every morning to make the call."
When action recommences, Round 2 of the Billabong Pro Tahiti will begin the man-on-man elimination heats with some of the premier names in the ASP Foster's 45 doing battle with local standouts.
In the interim, be sure to check out all the highlights from the Air Tahiti Nui Von Zipper Trials and Day 1 of the Billabong Pro Tahiti at www.billabongpro.com.
ROUND 2 BILLABONG PRO TAHITI MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Manoa Drollet (PYF)
Heat 2: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Anthony Walsh (AUS)
Heat 3: Tom Whitaker (AUS) vs. Bruno Santos (BRA)
Heat 4: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Hira Teriinatoofa (PYF)
Heat 5: Daniel Wills (AUS) vs. Luke Munro (AUS)
Heat 6: Michael Campbell (AUS) vs. Neco Padaratz (BRA)
Heat 7: Ben Dunn (AUS) vs. Troy Brooks (AUS)
Heat 8: Phillip Macdonald (AUS) vs. Victor Ribas (BRA)
Heat 9: Raoni Monteiro (BRA) vs. Trent Munro (AUS)
Heat 10: Frederick Patacchia (HAW) vs. Shaun Cansdell (AUS)
Heat 11: Greg Emslie (ZAF) vs. Rodrigo Dornelles (BRA)
Heat 12: Leonardo Neves (BRA) vs. Dayyan Neve (AUS)
Heat 13: Josh Kerr (AUS) vs. Adrian Buchan (AUS)
Heat 14: Cory Lopez (USA) vs. Mark Occhilupo (AUS)
Heat 15: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Luke Stedman (AUS)
Heat 16: Kai Otton (AUS) vs. Michael Lowe (AUS)