TEAHUPOO, Tahiti (Tuesday, May 15th, 2007) – The eight remaining Foster's ASP World Tour surfers contesting the Billabong Pro Tahiti will not compete today, Tuesday, May 17, 2007.
An extension of the event waiting period was enacted yesterday to expand the Billabong Pro Tahiti contest window until tomorrow, Wednesday, May 16, when a new swell is forecasted to arrive.
"We'll be checking the surf for a call tomorrow at 7am," Contest Director Luke Egan said. "If there are waves, the boys could potentially be out there by 7:30am, but all reports at this point have us looking to make a second call at 10am for a possible 11am start. We only have seven heats to run and we're looking to have them completed in the best possible conditions."
Official Billabong Pro Tahiti forecasters at Surfline have called for the swell to begin pulsing throughout today with it picking up substantially on tomorrow.
The next call for the Billabong Pro Tahiti will be made tomorrow morning at 7am for a potential 7:30am start.
Visit the media center on www.aspworldtour.com for transcribed athlete interviews, audio downloads, hi-resolution photographs and heat by heat updates for all the Billabong Pro Tahiti action thus far.
BILLABONG PRO TAHITI QUARTERFINAL MATCH-UPS:
QF 1: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Andy Irons (HAW)
QF 2: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Jeremy Flores (FRA)
QF 3: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Luke Stedman (AUS)
QF 4: Cory Lopez (USA) vs. Kai Otton (AUS)
TIME ZONES FOR 11AM TAHITI:
Los Angeles: 11am in Tahiti is 2pm in Los Angeles
Honolulu: 11am in Tahiti is 11am in Honolulu
Sydney: 11am in Tahiti is 7am in Sydney
Perth: 11am in Tahiti is 5am in Perth
Tokyo: 11am in Tahiti is 6am in Tokyo
Paris: 11am in Tahiti is 11pm in Paris
Jerusalem: 11am in Tahiti is 11pm in Jerusalem
Johannesburg: 11am in Tahiti is 11pm in Johannesburg
London: 11am in Tahiti is 10 pm in London
Buenos Aires: 11am in Tahiti is 6pm in Buenos Aires
Santiago: 11am in Tahiti is 5pm in Santiago
New York: 11am in Tahiti is 5am in New York