PRAIA DA VILA, Santa Catarina/Brazil (Saturday, April 24, 2010) – Round 1 of the Billabong Pro Santa Catarina will commence at 9:15am this morning in punchy two-to-three foot (1 metre) peaks at the primary site of Praia da Vila.
Stop No. 3 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Billabong Pro Santa Catarina will look to complete a full day of competition today as the world’s best surfers unleash in the playful beachbreaks of Imbituba.
“The big southerly wind from yesterday has backed off and we’re projecting the swell to increase throughout the day,” Richie Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said. “We’ll competition at 8:45am and look to complete Round 1 by day’s end.”
Up first this morning will be Fredrick Patacchia (HAW), 28, Jeremy Flores (FRA), 22, and Adam Melling (AUS), 24, in Heat 1 of Round 1.
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BILLABONG SANTA CATARINA PRO ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Fredrick Patacchia (HAW), Jeremy Flores (FRA), Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 2: Dane Reynolds (USA), Roy Powers (HAW), Jay Thompson (AUS)
Heat 3: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Jadson Andre (BRA), Neco Padaratz (BRA)
Heat 4: Bede Durbidge (AUS), Michel Bourez (PYF), Nate Yeomans (USA)
Heat 5: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Daniel Ross (AUS), Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 6: Bobby Martinez (USA), Andy Irons (HAW), Marco Polo (BRA)
Heat 7: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Luke Stedman (AUS), Blake Thornton (AUS)
Heat 8: Taj Burrow (AUS), C.J. Hobgood (USA), Tanio Barreto (BRA)
Heat 9: Mick Fanning (AUS), Tom Whitaker (AUS), Ricardo dos Santos (BRA)
Heat 10: Kelly Slater (USA), Tiago Pires (PRT), Messias Felix (BRA)
Heat 11: Kai Otton (AUS), Dean Morrison (AYS), Tanner Gudauskas (USA)
Heat 12: Adrian Buchan (AUS), Kekoa Bacalso (HAW), Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Heat 13: Damien Hobgood (USA), Mick Campbell (AUS), Luke Munro (AUS)
Heat 14: Kieren Perrow (AUS), Patrick Gudauskas (USA), Ben Dunn (AUS)
Heat 15: Chris Davidson (AUS), Owen Wright (AUS), Brett Simpson (USA)
Heat 16: Taylor Knox (USA), Drew Courtney (AUS), Dusty Payne (HAW) (ASPWORLDTOUR:14059)