SNAPPER ROCKS, Queensland/Australia (Friday, March 5, 2010) – The remaining four heats of Round 3 of the Roxy Pro Gold Coast, the opening event of the ASP Women's World Tour, have been called on this morning, with the first heat hitting the three-to-four foot (1 metre) waves at Snapper Rocks at 7:30am.
The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover, Stop No. 1 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour season, has only three heats remaining to crown a champion and is on standby for a 9am call.
"We still have some good-looking swell on offer this morning and we'll be starting with the women at 7:30am," Rod Brooks, Quiksilver Pro Contest Director, said. "We've put the men on standby for a 9am call, and we'll be monitoring conditions throughout the morning."
Up first today will be current ASP Women's World No. 2 Silvana Lima (BRA), 25, up against 2010 ASP Dream Tour rookie Lee Ann Curren (FRA), 20.
The Roxy Pro Gold Coast will be webcast LIVE via roxypro.com.au.
A 9am call will be made for the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast, and highlights from past days' action can be found at quiksilverpro.com.au.
For the first time in the events' storied nine-year history, the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast is being televised LIVE on FUEL TV in Australia, beaming the world's best surfing right into your living room.
To find out how you can watch the world's best surfers in one of the world's most iconic pointbreaks LIVE on FUEL TV, check out foxsports.com.au/fueltv.
From the Quarterfinals onward, the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast will also be broadcast LIVE via ESPN in Brazil.
In honor of what could potentially be the final day of competition, ASP International is launching the desktop widget, bringing you LIVE scores, results, heat draws, etc. Access to the ASP Widget can be found on the ASP homepage.
For more information, log onto aspworldtour.com.
ROXY PRO GOLD COAST REMAINING ROUND 3 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 5: Silvana Lima (BRA) vs. Lee Ann Curren (FRA)
Heat 6: Chelsea Hedges (AUS) vs. Rosanne Hodge (ZAF)
Heat 7: Melanie Bartels (HAW) vs. Jessi Miley-Dyer (HAW)
Heat 8: Sofia Mulanovich (PER) vs. Carissa Moore (HAW)
QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST SEMIFINAL MATCH-UPS:
SF 1: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Bobby Martinez (USA)
SF 2: Dane Reynolds (USA) vs. Jordy Smith (ZAF)