ARICA, Chile (Thursday, June 21, 2007) – As projected, the swell has increased overnight with 6 to 8 foot (two metre) waves gracing Ex-Isla Alacran for Day 2 of the Rip Curl Pro Search Chile.
Event No. 4 of the 2007 Foster's ASP World Tour, the Rip Curl Pro Search Chile enjoyed great waves for the Day 1 of competition and the first pulses of the forecasted swell have begun to show.
Event organizers will follow the same plan as yesterday, running as many heats as possible before the onshore winds kick in this afternoon.
Yesterday revealed some incredible action with surprise upsets and committed barrel-riding, and Ex-Isla Alacran promises much of the same for Day 2 beginning with the final four heats of Round 1 before progressing into the elimination Round 2.
The first heat of the day will be an all-South African affair with the veteran Greg Emslie (ZAF) squaring off against the youngsters Travis Logie (ZAF) and Royden Bryson (ZAF).
"I haven't talked to them but I'm pretty sure the guys will take turns out there," Emslie said. "It's going to be a tough heat. Those two small goofy-footers are going to be sneaking into a lot of little barrels so I'll have my work cut out for me. It's going to be fun though."
The event is being webcast LIVE on http://www.aspworldtour.com/2007/ripcurlpro/
RIP CURL PRO SEARCH CHILE REMAINING ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 13: Travis Logie (ZAF), Greg Emslie (ZAF), Royden Bryson (ZAF)
Heat 14: Cory Lopez (USA), Leonardo Neves (BRA), Shaun Cansdell (AUS)
Heat 15: Kai Otton (AUS), Josh Kerr (AUS), Rodrigo Dornelles (BRA)
Heat 16: Taylor Knox (USA), CJ Hobgood (USA), Dayyan Neve (AUS)