Dusty Payne, who is through to Round 3, is currently leading the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing ratings.
BANZAI PIPELINE, Hawaii (Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008) – Round 2 of the Billabong Pipeline Masters will recommence in four to five foot surf at Pipeline this morning.
The first eight heats of the round were completed yesterday and event organizers will aim to run the second half of Round 2 and all of Round 3 today.
World No. 16 Kieren Perrow (AUS) will go head–to-head with 16-year-old John John Florence in the first heat of the day.
The ASP Dual Heat format, which puts the surfers out in 40-minute, overlapping heats, will be utilized again today with the Top 16 seeds on the ASP World Tour making their 2008 Pipeline Masters debuts in Round 3.
Upcoming Billabong Pipeline Masters Round 2 Heats:
Heat 9: Kieren Perrow (AUS) vs. John John Florence (HAW)
Heat 10: Pancho Sullivan (HAW) vs. Aritz Aranburu (EUK)
Heat 11: Tim Reyes (USA) vs. Mark Healey (HAW)
Heat 12: Ben Dunn (AUS) vs. Marcus Hickman (HAW)
Heat 13: Bruce Irons (HAW) vs. Torrey Meister (HAW)
Heat 14: Tiago Pires (PRT) vs. Makuakai Rothman (HAW)
Heat 15: Dane Reynolds (USA) vs. Shane Dorian (HAW)
Heat 16: Dean Morrison (AUS) vs. Jesse Merle-Jones (HAW)