TEAHUPOO, Tahiti (Thursday, May 10th, 2007) – Surfers and event organizers at the Billabong Pro Tahiti awoke this morning to similar conditions with surf in the 1 to 3 foot (0.3-0.9 metre) range which prompted them to call the event off for the day.
Event No. 3 on the 2007 Foster's ASP World Tour, the Billabong Pro Tahiti carries a substantial amount of weight in regards to the race for this year's World Title. Frontrunner Mick Fanning (AUS) has already advanced through to Round 3 while fellow Australian, with whom Fanning also shares the ratings lead, Taj Burrow will have to slug it out in Round 2 when competition resumes.
Official Billabong Pro Tahiti forecasters at Surfline are calling for a slight bump from the south/southwest this evening allowing the ASP Foster's 45 to don the competition jerseys as early as tomorrow.
When action recommences, Round 2 of the Billabong Pro Tahiti will feature a bevy of highly-anticipated bouts including the match-up between fiery veterans Michael Campbell (AUS) and Neco Padaratz (BRA).
While no Billabong Pro Tahiti action will go down today, be sure to check out all the highlights from Day 1 at www.billabongpro.com.