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WQS: DAY 8 OF THE EDP BILLABONG PRO CASCAIS WAS CALLED ON

 – MEN’S ROUND 4 TO START AT 1:30 PM PORTUGAL TIME (10 HOURS AHEAD so 3:30 am HI Time)
– WOMEN’S EVENT CALLED OFF, NEXT CALL: 7:45 AM TOMORROW AT GUINCHO
– WATCH LIVE AT WORLDSURFLEAGUE.COM

Jesse Mendes (BRA), Qualifying Series rankings leader and defending event winner, will compete today in Round 4 against Ezekiel Lau (HAW) and Ryan Callinan (AUS).
Credit: © WSL / Poullenot

Location:    Cascais, Portugal
Event window: September 26 – October 5, 2017
Today’s call: Men’s Round 4 at 1:30 p.m.
Women’s event called off, next call: 7:45 a.m. tomorrow at Guincho
Condition: Solid six foot surf

PRAIA DE CARCAVELOS, Cascais/Portugal (Tuesday, October 3, 2017) – Action at the EDP Billabong Pro Cascais will recommence today after three consecutive lay days with Round 4 Heat 5 at 1:30 p.m. at the back-up site of Guincho. The Cascais Women’s Pro has been called off for the day.

“We have a pretty strong onshore wind and some sizey waves but there are a lot of opportunities and some clean faces,” Travis Logie, WSL Deputy Commissioner said. “Waves are fun and guys in the free surf were ripping so we’re going to complete Round 4, move straight into Round 5, and do as many heats as we can before it gets dark.”

First to compete will be local favorite and Championship Tour (CT) rookie Frederico Morais (PRT) against Tomas Hermes (BRA) and fellow CT rookie Ethan Ewing (AUS) in Round 4 Heat 5.

New WNW swell builds Tuesday into Wednesday with head-overhead surf for Guincho. Carcavelos picks up with waist-shoulder high surf showing for Wednesday morning. Fading swell/surf for both Guincho and Carcavelos on Thursday. Good conditions prevail each day for Carcavelos, while best conditions for Guincho will be in the first half of mornings. Surfline.

The Cascais Women’s Pro runs in conjunction with the Men’s QS 10,000 event, the EDP Billabong Pro Cascais 2017. Both events will be broadcast LIVE via WorldSurfLeague.com, the WSL app and on Facebook LIVE via the WSL’s Facebook page.  Also check the local listings for coverage on CBS Sports Network in the U.S., Fox Sports in Australia, ESPN in Brazil, Sky NZ in New Zealand, SFR Sports in France and Portugal, Sport TV in Portugal and the EDGEsport Network.

For more information, check out WorldSurfLeague.com.

REMAINING EDP BILLABONG PRO CASCAIS ROUND 4 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 5: Frederico Morais (PRT), Tomas Hermes (BRA), Ethan Ewing (AUS)
Heat 6: Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA), Willian Cardoso (BRA), Maxime Huscenot (FRA)
Heat 7: Jesse Mendes (BRA), Ezekiel Lau (HAW), Ryan Callinan (AUS)
Heat 8: Griffin Colapinto (USA), Nat Young (USA), Alejo Muniz (BRA)

CASCAIS WOMEN’S PRO QUARTERFINAL MATCH-UPS:
QF 1: Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) vs. Lakey Peterson (USA)
QF 2: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) vs. Keely Andrew (AUS)
QF 3: Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) vs. Malia Manuel (HAW)
QF 4: Carissa Moore (HAW) vs. Sage Erickson (USA)

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