As reported on ASP World Tour.com
COOLANGATTA, Australia (Friday, Feb. 29, 2008) – Conditions were clean this morning, but with surf in the one-to-two foot (0.5 metre) range at Snapper Rocks, event organizers for the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro presented by LG have call another lay day for competition.
While the first two rounds for both the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro have seen ASP World Tour and ASP Women’s World Tour surfers tearing apart the banks at Snapper Rocks and nearby Duranbah Beach, both events have been on hold the past few days, and although today’s competition has been called off, the promise of a new swell filling in this evening could see action back on tomorrow.
“The call is that we’re officially off for today,” Rod Brooks, Quiksilver Pro Event Director said. “Although there are some great waves coming in this morning, it’s just too small for competition. We know there is a swell coming, it’s hitting Sydney already, and we’re expecting the swell to come in overnight and deliver waves through the weekend and into Monday.”
ASP Top 45 and Top 17 surfers have dazzled in the opening two rounds of competition with reigning ASP World Champion Mick Fanning (AUS) and reigning ASP Women’s World Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) both dominating their respective heats.
Luke Munro (AUS), Dayyan Neve (AUS), Andy Irons (HAW), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Adriano de Souza (BRA), among others have also impressed in Quiksilver Pro competition while Megan Abubo (HAW), Rebecca Woods (AUS) and Melanie Bartels (HAW) have announced their intentions at the Roxy Pro.
When competition resumes, it will be Bede Durbidge (AUS) and Kieren Perrow (AUS) opening Round 3 of the Quiksilver Pro while Samantha Cornish (AUS) and Nicola Atherton (AUS) kick off Round 3 for the Roxy Pro.
Event organizers will reconvene Saturday morning at 7am to make the official call.
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Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast pres. by LG Round 3 Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Kieren Perrow (AUS)
Heat 2: Tom Whitaker (AUS) vs. Ben Dunn (AUS)
Heat 3: Taylor Knox (USA) vs. Dayyan Neve (AUS)
Heat 4: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Roy Powers (HAW)
Heat 5: Dean Morrison (AUS) vs. Dane Reynolds (AUS)
Heat 6: Bobby Martinez (USA) vs. Jordy Smith (ZAF)
Heat 7: Neco Padaratz (BRA) vs. Leonardo Neves (BRA)
Heat 8: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Julian Wilson (AUS)
Heat 9: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Mikael Picon (FRA)
Heat 10: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Bruce Irons (HAW)
Heat 11: Jeremy Flores (AUS) vs. Jay Thompson (AUS)
Heat 12: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Tim Reyes (USA)
Heat 13: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Heitor Alves (BRA)
Heat 14: Luke Stedman (AUS) vs. Adriano de Souza (BRA)
Heat 15: Andy Irons (HAW) vs. Ben Bourgeois (USA)
Heat 16: Kai Otton (AUS) vs. Luke Munro (AUS)
Roxy Pro Gold Coast pres. by LG Round 3 Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Samantha Cornish (AUS) vs. Nicola Atherton (AUS)
Heat 2: Layne Beachley (AUS) vs. Serena Brooke (AUS)
Heat 3: Melanie Bartels (HAW) vs. Megan Abubo (HAW)
Heat 4: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) vs. Carissa Moore (HAW)
Heat 5: Sofia Mulanovich (PER) vs. Claire Bevilacqua (AUS)
Heat 6: Rebecca Woods (AUS) vs. Rosanne Hodge (ZAF
Heat 7: Amee Donohoe (AUS) vs. Jacqueline Silva (BRA)
Heat 8: Silvana Lima (BRA) vs. Julia De La Rosa Toro (PER)