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EVENT #10 ON THE 2006 FOSTER’S ASSOCIATION OF SURFING PROFESSIONALS (ASP) MEN’S WORLD TOUR

Nova Schin Festival presented by Billabong
Imbituba, Brazil
October 30 — November 8, 2006

See the event LIVE on www.aspworldtour.com

IMBITUBA, Brazil (Wednesday, November 1, 2006) — Uncontestable surf at Imbituba Beach has prompted event officials to call off competition today, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006.

Half of Round Two was run yesterday before a dying swell saw conditions deteriorate to the point that Head Judge Perry Hatchett questioned a surfer’s ability to catch two good scoring waves within a 30-minute heat.

With a number of the surfers yet to surf Round Two sitting perilously low on the Foster’s ASP World Tour ratings with only two events left in the 2006 season, Hatchett thought it best that the remainder of Round Two be run in better conditions.

Surfers rated 27th and higher after their best nine of 11 results are tabulated earn berths on 2007’s elite tour. The remaining spots go to the top 16 rated surfers on the World Qualifying Series (WQS) and three ASP appointed wildcards.

Several surfers sitting low on the Foster’s ASP World Tour ratings, have no WQS results to fall back on and will lose their elite tour status without strong results in Brazil in Hawaii.

Another call on competition status will be made tomorrow morning.

Nova Schin Festival Round Two Results: (1st advances to Round Three, 2nd finishes equal 33rd)
Heat 1: Andy Irons (HAW) 13.80 def. Neco Padaratz (BRA) 12.57
Heat 2: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 16.50 def. Pedro Norberto (BRA) 8.33
Heat 3: Damien Hobgood (USA) 13.87 def. Jean da Silva (BRA) 13.00
Heat 4: Tom Whitaker (AUS) 13.83 def. Renato Galvao (BRA) 13.67
Heat 5: Dean Morrison (AUS) 12.57 def. Bernardo Pigmeu (BRA) 10.66
Heat 6: Phillip MacDonald (AUS) def. Leonardo Neves (BRA) 9.33
Heat 7: Odirlei Coutinho (BRA) 13.33 def. Bruce Irons (HAW) 9.66

Nova Schin Festival Round Two match-ups remaining: (1st advances to Round Three; 2nd finishes equal 33rd)
Heat 8: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Yuri Sodre (BRA)
Heat 9: CJ Hobgood (USA) vs. Adrian Buchan (AUS)
Heat 10: Shaun Cansdell (AUS) vs. Toby Martin (AUS)
Heat 11: Trent Munro (AUS) vs. David Weare (ZAF)
Heat 12: Fred Patacchia (HAW) vs. Pedro Henrique (BRA)
Heat 13: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Jarrad Howse (AUS)
Heat 14: Luke Stedman (AUS) vs. Mikael Picon (FRA)
Heat 15: Jake Paterson (AUS) vs. Roy Powers (HAW)
Heat 16: Chris Ward (USA) vs. Paulo Moura (BRA)