Fred Patacchia (HAW) will take on Chris Ward (USA) when competition does resume. The two, who are friends, have never met in man-on-man competition before.
"I was watching Chris Ward's heat the other day and he was surfing really good," Patacchia said. "We have been hanging out the whole time too, so it is a bummer that you've got a friend in a heat, but at the same time we are all friends on this tour so you are bound to take one of them out, or they are bound to take you out, every now and then. It is just the way it goes. I know Chris is going to be trying his best and I am going to be trying my best at the same time."
A day and a half of competition remains to be run and there are eight days left in the event waiting period. According to official Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay forecasters Surfline.com, there is a good chance the event will be back on tomorrow.
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Remaining Round 3 Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay Match-Ups:
Heat 10: Chris Ward (USA) vs. Frederick Patacchia (HAW)
Heat 11: Bobby Martinez (USA) vs. Michael Lowe (AUS)
Heat 12: Dean Morrison (AUS) vs. Bernardo Miranda (BRA)
Heat 13: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Luke Munro (AUS)
Heat 14: Michael Campbell (AUS) vs. Luke Stedman (AUS)
Heat 15: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Rodrigo Dornelles (BRA)
Heat 16: Bruce Irons (HAW) vs. Adriano de Souza (BRA)
Yesterday's Round 3 Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay Results:
Heat 1: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 16.83 def. Trent Munro (AUS) 10.90
Heat 2: Taylor Knox (USA) 12.07 def. Ricky Basnett (ZAF) 11.83
Heat 3: Adrian Buchan (AUS) 12.50 def. Jeremy Flores (FRA) 9.00
Heat 4: Taj Burrow (AUS) 13.83 def. Neco Padaratz (BRA) 6.00
Heat 5: Danny Wills (AUS) 14.67 def. Royden Bryson (ZAF) 8.34
Heat 6: Travis Logie (ZAF) 14.33 def. Greg Emslie (ZAF) 10.90
Heat 7: Pancho Sullivan (HAW) 9.33 def. CJ Hobgood (USA) 6.66
Heat 8: Mick Fanning (AUS) 15.34 def. Shaun Payne (ZAF) 9.27
Heat 9: Andy Irons (HAW) def. Warwick Wright (ZAF) 10.33