Lay day number four at Teahupo'o

Wed, 22 Aug 02:20:00 2012

Minimal surf forced organisers to call a fourth successive lay day at the Billabong Pro Tahiti, with action unlikely to recommence until late in the weekend.

Surfing - 0

An unfavourable swell pattern has blighted the fifth event on the ASP World Championship Tour after two successful opening days of surfing.

"As expected, surf remains small today and we’ve call a lay day for competition,” Rich Porta, ASP international head judge, said.

Flat or near-flat conditions are expected on Wednesday and into Thursday, with a slight pick-up on Friday followed by medium-sized swells by Sunday and Monday.

"The next few days look like they’ll have similar conditions and we’re still tracking a model that could provide waves for the last two days of the waiting period. We’ll be back each day to reassess and make a call then,” Porta added.

Round three match-ups:

Heat 1: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)

Heat 2: Julian Wilson (AUS) vs. Adrian Buchan (AUS)

Heat 3: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Kai Ottonn (AUS)

Heat 4: Owen Wright (AUS) vs. Miguel Pupo (BRA)

Heat 5: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Michel Bourez (PYF)

Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Ricardo dos Santos (BRA)

Heat 7: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Taylor Knox (USA)

Heat 8: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Heitor Alves (BRA)

Heat 9: Josh Kerr (AUS) vs. Damien Hobgood (USA)

Heat 10: John John Florence (HAW) vs. Brett Simpson (USA)

Heat 11: Gabriel Medina (BRA) vs. Alejo Muniz (BRA)

Heat 12: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Kieren Perrow (AUS)


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