Wednesday 21 June, 2006
RIP CURL PRO SEARCH WCT
(20 June to 1 July)
EVENT #5 ON THE 2006 FOSTER’S ASSOCIATION OF SURFING PROFESSIONALS (ASP) MEN’S WORLD TOUR
That’s right! The Rip Curl Pro Search WCT located “somewhere in Mexico will kick off with round three at 8am this morning (local time) in more flawless perfection.
The secret location known as La Jolla has served up some of the best waves ever seen in Foster’s ASP Men’s World Tour history and today will be no exception.
With the swell backing off just slightly over night it is actually even more suited for extra deep tube riding and high performance surfing.
After the previous two days surfers have been beaming praise for the wave and the event.
Rip Curl has a floating licence so they can move the event every year to a new location — and the move to La Jolla has paid off big time.
Heat by heat updates will be available in the news sections while athlete quotes and audio downloads for radio will be available throughout the day in the media centre.
Round three heat draw:
Heat 1: Taj Burrow (AUS) versus Peterson Rosa (BRA)
Heat 2: Cory Lopez (USA) versus Troy Brooks (AUS)
Heat 3: Danny Wills (AUS) versus Bede Durbidge (AUS)
Heat 4: Bobby Martinez (USA) versus Davey Weare (ZAF)
Heat 5: Taylor Knox (USA) versus Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 6: CJ Hobgood (USA) versus Pancho Sullivan (HAW)
Heat 7: Mark Occhilupo (AUS) versus Phil Macdonald (AUS)
Heat 8: Kelly Slater (USA) versus Kekoa Bacalso (HAW)
Heat 9: Andy Irons (HAW) versus Jihad Khodr (BRA)
Heat 10: Tom Whitaker (AUS) versus Greg Emslie (ZAF)
Heat 11: Joel Parkinson (AUS) versus Adriano de Souza (BRA)
Heat 12: Bruce Irons (HAW) versus Michael Lowe (AUS)
Heat 13: Damien Hobgood (USA) versus Ben Dunn (AUS)
Heat 14: Luke Stedman (AUS) versus Tim Reyes (USA)
Heat 15: Mick Fanning (AUS) versus Chris Ward (USA)
Heat 16: Dean Morrison (AUS) versus Jake Paterson (AUS)