Still Singing In The Rain!

Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP).
Foster’s Men’s World Tour.
Women’s ASP World Championship Tour.Billabong Pro Tahiti Men’s May 5-17th
Billabong Pro Tahiti Girl’s May 5-15th

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THERE ‘ S no time to ramble on this morning. It ‘ s 7.27am on Tuesday May 172005, the final day of the waiting period, and all you need to know is that it ‘s still raining, still pumping, and we ‘ re going to put this monstrous babynamed the Billabong Pro Tahiti to bed later today. Everybody has a spring in hisor her step this morning. It ‘ s been a long labor, but one that ‘ sflourished with pure stoke and excitement over the last three days. Yet again,Teahupoo has ended up being SO worthy.

The surviving 16 combatants of the Foster ‘ s Men ‘ s World Tour Top 45 areprimed to present a show like no other today, and everyone of them is justified tobe aiming for that illustrious Billabong Pro Tahiti trophy. Just look at thatround four draw (below). It is surely one of, if not the best, round four draw inthe history of the ASP. With the swell thumping in on the reef out there, and10-foot pulses expected by early afternoon, we ‘ re going to have what we callin Australia … a blinder!

If you ‘ ve got a single scent of pro surfing in your constitution, you ‘ llbe nailed to your computer screen all day long (or night) watching the drama andstunning drama and skills of the Foster ‘ s lads unfolding before your eyes or We can promise you that you will not be disappointed.

It ‘ s now 7.38am. Kelly Slater (USA) takes to the water against Bruce Irons(HAW) in 22 minutes. How is that for an appetiser!? May the best man win.

Round Four Match Ups for TODAY … Le Finale!!!! Yeeeeww! :(1stQtr Finals; 2nd=9th 600 points/usd5300)

H1: Kelly Slater (USA) V Bruce Irons (Haw)
H2: Corey Lopez (USA) V CJ Hobgood (USA)
H3: Taj Burrow (Aus) V Marcelo Nunes (Bra)
H4: Dean Morrison (Aus) V Andy Irons (Haw)
H5: Joel Parkinson (Aus) V Fredrick Patacchia (Haw)
H6: Damien Hobgood (USA) V Kalani Robb (Haw)
H7: Trent Munro (Aus) V Nathan Hedge (Aus)
H8: Paulo Moura (Bra) V Tom Whitaker (Aus)

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(From Paul Sargeant)