John John Florence of Hawaii winning his round one heat at the Billabong Pro Tahiti
Billabong Pro Tahiti Round 2 kicks off with Round 3 on Standby
Surf News, 17 August, 2012 : The Billabong Pro Tahiti has been called back on this morning with Round 2 of competition recommencing at 7:15am in clean three-to-four foot waves at Teahupo’o. Event No. 5 of 10 on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, the Billabong Pro Tahiti completed Round 1 and the opening two heats of Round 2 yesterday in shifty barrels at the world’s most infamous lefthander, and improved conditions today will see the world’s best back in the water for another full day of competition.
Billabong Pro Tahiti
Stop 5 of 10, ASP World Championship Tour
Teahupo’o, Taiarapu, Tahiti
16 - 27 August 2012
“Conditions have cleaned up a fair bit today and we’ll be recommencing competition at 7:15am,” Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said. “We anticipate completing the remaining 10 heats of Round 2 and have put Round 3 on standby for a possible start this afternoon. Good luck to all our competitors.”
Surfline, official forecasters for the Billabong Pro Tahiti are calling for longer period SW swell to ease today with mostly 5’ faces (head high) and occasional sets running up to 6’+ and even a touch bigger in the morning. Local south windswell easing and local wind direction improving so surf gradually cleaning up. Up first this morning will be Julian Wilson (AUS), 23, and Willian Cardoso (BRA), 26, in the Heat 3 of Round 2.
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BILLABONG PRO TAHITI REMAINING ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 3: Julian Wilson (AUS) vs. Willian Cardoso (BRA)
Heat 4: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 5: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Patrick Gudauskas (USA)
Heat 6: Alejo Muniz (BRA) vs. Jadson Andre (BRA)
Heat 7: Tiago Pires (PRT) vs. Kieren Perrow (AUS)
Heat 8: Miguel Pupo (BRA) vs. Yadin Nicol (AUS)
Heat 9: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Heat 10: Brett Simpson (USA) vs. Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 11: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)
Heat 12: Kai Otton (AUS) vs. Travis Logie (ZAF)
The Billabong Pro, Tahiti is made possible with the valued support of international partners Air Tahiti Nui, Sony, Xperia Sony Smartphone and Red Bull, along with our friends at Nixon, VonZipper, Mana and Hyundai.