JEFFREYS BAY, South Africa (Monday, July 16, 2007) – The Billabong Pro Jeffrey's Bay, stop No. 5 of 10 on the Foster's ASP World Tour, will not run today. Small waves and a forecasted bump in swell later in the week has prompted event officials to call a lay day today, Monday, July 16, 2007.
Two heats of Round 3 remain. The first features Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Rodrigo Dornelles (BRA), the second Bruce Irons (HAW) vs. Adriano de Souza (BRA).
According to official Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay surf forecasters Surfline.com, a new swell looks like it will hit JBay on Wednesday, build throughout the day and stick around through Thursday morning. Only one full day of competition is needed to finish the event.
Another call on competition status will be made tomorrow at 7am local time.
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Remaining Round 3 Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay Match-Ups:
Heat 15: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Rodrigo Dornelles (BRA)
Heat 16: Bruce Irons (HAW) vs. Adriano de Souza (BRA)
Round 4 Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Taylor Knox (USA)
Heat 2: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Taj Burrow (AUS)
Heat 3: Daniel Wills (AUS) vs. Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 4: Pancho Sullivan (HAW) vs. Mick Fanning (AUS)
Heat 5: Andy Irons (HAW) vs. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)
Heat 6: Bobby Martinez (USA) vs. Dean Morrison (AUS)
Heat 7: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Luke Stedman (AUS)
Heat 8: Winner of Round 3 - Heat 15 vs. Winner of Round 3 - Heat 16