ARICA, Chile (Tuesday, June 26, 2007) – Rip Curl Pro Search Chile competition will hit the water at 7:25am local time today. The final two heats of Round 3 will feature first before event organizers jump into Round 4 which they hope to wrap up today.
Waves are five to six foot (two metres) and Foster's ASP World Tour No. 4 Damien Hobgood (USA) will go up against South African rookie Royden Bryson in the first heat of the day.
According to official Rip Curl Pro Search Chile surf forecaster Ben Matson of swellnet.com.au: "Easing swells and early light winds will create excellent small to medium-sized surf for the Rip Curl Pro Search at Ex-Isla Alacran."
Logon to www.aspworldtour.com/2007/ripcurlpro to watch it all LIVE!
RIP CURL PRO SEARCH CHILE ROUND 3 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 15: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Royden Bryson (ZAF)
Heat 16: Travis Logie (ZAF) vs. Ricky Basnett (ZAF)
RIP CURL PRO SEARCH CHILE ROUND 4 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Cory Lopez (USA)
Heat 2: Kai Otton (AUS) vs. Andy Irons (HAW)
Heat 3: Bobby Martinez (USA) vs. Daniel Wills (AUS)
Heat 4: Ben Dunn (AUS vs. Mick Fanning (AUS)
Heat 5: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Dean Morrison (AUS)
Heat 6: CJ Hobgood (USA) vs. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)
Heat 7: Bruno Santos (BRA) vs. Taylor Knox (USA)
Heat 8: Winner of Round 3 Heat 15 vs. Winner of Round 3 Heat 16