Oakley Pro Bali Betting odds from sportsbet.com.au
Kelly Slater 6.50 to 1
Jordy Smith 7.00 to 1
Joel Parkinson 9.50 to 1
John John Florence 9.50 to 1
Mick Fanning 12.00 to 1
Taj Burrow 12.00 to 1
Filipe Toledo 12.00 to 1
Julian Wilson 12.00 to 1
Gabriel Medina 14.00 to 1
Adriano De Souza 18.00 to 1
Josh Kerr 18.00 to 1
Dusty Payne 21.00 to 1
Sebastian Zietz 26.00 to 1
Michel Bourez 34.00 to 1
Matt Wilkinson 34.00 to 1
Kolohe Andino 36.00 to 1
Owen Wright 36.00 to 1
Nat Young 36.00 to 1
Jeremy Flores 36.00 to 1
Bede Durbidge 46.00 to 1
CJ Hobgood 61.00 to 1
Bruce Irons 61.00 to 1
Adrian Buchan 91.00 to 1
Brett Simpson 91.00 to 1
Damien Hobgood 91.00 to 1
Travis Logie 101.00 to 1
Adam Melling 101.00 to 1
Miguel Pupo 101.00 to 1
Fred Patacchia 101.00 to 1
Raoni Monteiro 101.00 to 1
Alejo Muniz 151.00 to 1
Kai Otton 151.00 to 1
Willian Cardoso 151.00 to 1
Kieren Perrow 151.00 to 1
15-year old Australian wildcard Jack Robinson to surf against Kelly Slater at Keramas; Kauai's Bruce Irons ready to compete at Oakley Pro Bali
KERAMAS, Bali/Indonesia (Monday, June 17, 2013) – The Oakley Pro Bali, Stop No. 5 of 10 on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), will commence its competition window tomorrow morning with a strong likelihood of running in the opening days.
West Australian surfing wonder, Jack Robinson (Margaret River) will be thrown into the deep end in his first ever world tour event, straight up against 11-time world champion Kelly Slater (USA) and tour veteran Damien Hobgood (USA) in round one of the Oakley Pro Bali.
A late call-up, saw the 15 year-old prodigy arrive in Bali today, just in time for the official launch where he learnt he would be taking on King Kelly at Keramas. No stranger to Keramas himself, the freakishly talented Robinson said he would prefer solid conditions and barrels for the match-up.
Kauai's Bruce Irons (HAW), 33, former ASP WCT competitor and winner of the 2008 Rip Curl Pro Search Bali, will compete as a wildcard in the Oakley Pro Bali. Irons said that he was happy to be back amongst it at one of the world's best waves. Irons will face two-time ASP World Champion (2007, 2009) and current ASP WCT No. 2 Mick Fanning (AUS), 32, and Brett Simpson (USA), 28, in Round 1 of competition.
Fellow Hawaiian Sebastian Zietz (Kauai) joked he was hoping not to meet his mentor Irons in the event. Oney Anwar (IND), 19, took out the local trials at Keramas this morning and will face Jordy Smith (ZAF), 25, and Matt Wilkinson (AUS), 24, in Round 1 of competition.
Smith has been on a tear this season, collecting a win in Brazil and currently sitting at No. 3 on the ASP WCT ratings. The powerful South African is one of the most anticipated surfers heading into the perfect righthanders of Keramas. Brazilian Gabriel Medina arrived early in Bali to gain experience at the famous right hander and said he felt ready to compete now.
Surfline, official forecasters for the Oakley Pro Bali are calling for: Medium size, long period SW swell will build in for the first two days of the event waiting period, Tue/Wed the 18th-19th, easing for the second half of the week. A similar sized swell for Keramas is on the radar for the 22nd-23rd, with more swells on the long range radar for the final 5 days of the event holding period at this point.
Event organizers will convene tomorrow at 6:30am to assess conditions for a possible 7am start. When competition commences, up first will be Adriano de Souza (BRA), 26, Bede Durbidge (AUS), 30, and Dusty Payne (HAW), 24, in the opening heat of Round 1.
OAKLEY PRO BALI ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Bede Durbidge (AUS), Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 2: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Travis Logie (ZAF), Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)
Heat 3: Taj Burrow (AUS), Kolohe Andino (USA), Yadin Nicol (AUS)
Heat 4: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Matt Wilkinson (AUS), Oney Anwar (IND)
Heat 5: Mick Fanning (AUS), Brett Simpson (USA), Bruce Irons (HAW)
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA), Damien Hobgood (USA), Jack Robinson (AUS)
Heat 7: Nat Young (USA), Kai Otton (AUS), Willian Cardoso (BRA)
Heat 8: Josh Kerr (AUS), Filipe Toledo (BRA), Kieren Perrow (AUS)
Heat 9: C.J. Hobgood (USA), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
Heat 10: Gabriel Medina (BRA), Michel Bourez (PYF), Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 11: Jeremy Flores (FRA), Julian Wilson (AUS), Alejo Muniz (BRA)
Heat 12: Sebastian Zietz (HAW), John John Florence (HAW), Miguel Pupo (BRA)