Rip Curl Venus Festival WCT (June 4-12)

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Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP)
2005 Women’s World Championship Tour (WCT)

RIP CURL VENUS FESTIVAL WCT

Monday, June 6, 2005 (Hossegor, France): Perfect A-frame waves peeled through thecontested peak of ‘ La Nord ‘ during the trials yesterday, and with similarconditions forecasted for tomorrow, Tuesday, June 7th, contest officials haveopted to get things underway in Hossegor this morning.

Round one of the Rip Curl Venus Festival WCT will commenced at 8:45am local timeand, conditions permitting, will run through round two today. This way, if theforecast holds, the final heats of the event will run in optimal surf tomorrow.

Conditions at Hossegor are three foot (1m), offshore and sunny this morning. MeganAbubo (HAW), Keala Kennelly (HAW) and Claire Bevilacqua (AUS) will surf the firstheat of the day.

Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), the winner of the Roxy Pro Gold Coast earlier this year,won her third WCT wildcard of the season yesterday and will once again meet SofiaMulanovich (PER) in heat three.

Gilmore has defeated Mulanovich several times this year and is eager to do it again.

” Sof has been unstoppable for the past couple events and so hopefully that ‘ sa sign that someone ‘ s got to get out there and stop her and maybe that ‘ llbe me, ” Gilmore said. ” But she ‘ s on her game, she ‘ s absolutelyripping, so I ‘ ve got a lot of work to do, but you never know. ”

All of round one will run today, with a call on round two being made onceconditions are assessed later in the day.

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