Friday, October 8, 2004 (Mundaka, Euskadi, Spain) The Billabong Pro was again postponed this morning due to small surf at Mundaka. With a generous waiting period running all the way through until October 16th and only two full days required to complete the US$260,000 event, contest director Craig Sage opted to hold off for more favorable conditions. Round three of the Foster’s men’s ASP World Championship Tournament (WCT) will meet again tomorrow at 9am (local time).
Small 1-2 ft (0.5m) waves were on offer at Mundaka. Many contestants headed to nearby Bakio beach for a free-surf, while others headed across the French border and returned to fun beach break conditions at Hossegor.
With the Guggenheim Museum also nearby in Bilbao, as well as so many other beautiful sights to soak up in the Basque countryside, none could complain about having a day to relax and enjoy the area.
The Billabong Pro will host a unique acoustic live concert of Donavon Frankenreiter tonight. The Californian surfer/musician (who plays with Jack Johnson) has been touring throughout Europe and happily scheduled Mundaka in. More info www.donavonf.com
All upcoming heats are listed below.
Billabong Pro Mundaka Round Three (1st>Rnd4; 2nd=17th receives US$4,225)
H1: Nathan Hedge (AUS) vs. Tom Whitaker (AUS)
H2: Dean Morrison (AUS) vs. Tim Curran (USA)
H3: Taylor Knox (USA) vs. Phillip MacDonald (AUS)
H4: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Trent Munro (AUS)
H5: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Darren O’Rafferty (AUS)
H6: Jake Paterson (AUS) vs. Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
H7: Paulo Moura (BRA) vs. Cory Lopez (USA)
H8: Andy Irons (HAW) vs. Armando Daltro (BRA)
H9: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Shane Beschen (USA)
H10: Peterson Rosa (BRA) vs. Pat O’Connell (USA)
H11: Luke Egan (AUS) vs. Neco Padaratz (BRA)
H12: Michael Lowe (AUS) vs. Kalani Robb (HAW)
H13: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Nathan Webster (AUS)
H14: Lee Winkler (AUS) vs. Richard Lovett (AUS)
H15: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Troy Brooks (AUS)
H16: Daniel Wills (AUS) vs. Victor Ribas (BRA)
The Billabong Pro Mundaka is supported by prestigious co-sponsors such as Vans, Von Zipper, Hertz, Yamaha and Cobra Jet ski, as well as local companies and administrations such as Mundaka, the Mundaka Surf Club, The Basque Surfing Federation, Bakio and the Bakio Surf Club, BBK, Telefonica and the Basque Government.