TEAHUPOO, Tahiti (Wednesday, May 9, 2007) – While the Billabong Pro Tahiti will not run again today, Wednesday, May 9, it appears as if larger than expected conditions could materialize for the third of 10 events on the Foster's ASP World Tour this weekend.
According to Surfline.com, the official surf forecasters of the Billabong Pro Tahiti: "There's no change in the short term forecast, with just small S to SSW energy over the next couple of days, but another modest bump of SW swell will fill in over the second half of the week. It looks like we'll get slightly larger SW swell for the weekend, with still a chance for more solid surf on the last day of the waiting period."
The waiting period stretches to Monday, May 14, 2007 and three days of competition are needed to finish the event. Round 1 ran on the first day of the waiting period, Friday, May 4 – Round 2 onward remains.
When competition does continue, Heat 14 of Round 2 will feature two former event winners, Cory Lopez (USA) and Mark Occhilupo (AUS). Occhilupo won the Billabong Pro Tahiti in 1999 –its inaugural year on the elite tour calendar; Lopez won in 2001.
Another call on competition status will be made tomorrow morning at 7am.
In the interim, be sure to check out all the highlights from Day 1 of the Billabong Pro Tahiti at www.billabongpro.com.