Lay Day Called For Rip Curl Pro Main Event

Organizers of the Rip Curl Pro Surf and Music Festival have decided to postpone the main event today given that winds and swell at Bells Beach, Australia are highly unfavorable.

With only one full day needed to complete the event and with the waiting period extending until April 22, organizers have the luxury of waiting until excellent conditions return, which is highly likely given that there are some positive forecasts for later in the week.

There are two more heats still to be run in round three of the event, which is the second on the Foster’s ASP Men’s World Tour, and then heading into round four, spectators will be treated to some incredible surfing action given the tremendous quality of the match-ups.

Despite there being no main event surfing action today there will still be plenty to look at as a host of junior events, expression sessions and music acts will be staged.

Organizers will reconvene tomorrow at 7am (local time) to assess conditions.

Round four heats to date:
Heat 1: Luke Stedman (AUS) vs Pancho Sullivan (HAW)
Heat 2: Paulo Moura (BRA) vs Shaun Cansdell (AUS)
Heat 3: Bruce Irons (HAW) vs Bede Durbidge (AUS)
Heat 4: Taylor Knox (USA) vs Kelly Slater (USA)
Heat 5: Andy Iron (HAW) vs Bobby Martinez (USA)
Heat 6: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs Mark Occhilupo (AUS)
Heat 7: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs Greg Emslie (ZAF)
Heat 8: Yet to be decided