TEAHUPOO, Tahiti (Monday, May 7, 2007) – Competition at the Billabong Pro Tahiti will remain idle today, Monday, May 7, but when the main event resumes, the first heat of Round 2 will prove pivotal for equal world No. 1 Taj Burrow (AUS) and local wildcard Manoa Drollet (PYF).

The two will meet in Heat 1 of Round 2 once conditions at Teahupoo improve. The winner will enjoy a Round 3 berth, the loser will be eliminated from competition entirely.

Burrow has his eye on a maiden ASP World Title after starting the year strong with a semifinal showing on the Gold Coast of Australia and a subsequent win in Bells Beach, Australia. Drollet will carry the cumbersome weight of local hopes on his shoulders when he paddles out.

Current swell forecasts indicate that the Billabong Pro Tahiti could remain on standby for the next couple of days as conditions appear most promising at the concluding end of the waiting period ending Monday, May 14, 2006. Three full days of competition are required to complete the contest.

In the interim, be sure to check out all the highlights from Day 1 of the Billabong Pro Tahiti at

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