PRAIA DA VILA, Santa Catarina/Brazil (Sunday, April 25, 2010) – The elimination Round 2 of the Billabong Pro Santa Catarina has been called on this morning, with the opening heat hitting the two-to-three foot (1 metre) waves at Praia da Vila at 8am.
Stop No. 3 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Billabong Pro Santa Catarina bore witness to an action-packed Round 1 yesterday with high-flying performances and a bevy of high-profile upsets. Today, with the rain bucketing down on the Santa Catarina coastline, and the looming threat of an Equal 33rd place finish, the world’s best surfers will do battle in today’s elimination Round 2.
“The rain has picked up but the wind is still fairly light and we’ll be commencing Round 2 at 8am,” Richie Porta, ASP Head Judge, said. “We’ll monitor conditions but will look to run the whole of Round 2 by day’s end.”
Up first this morning will be current ASP World No. 1 Taj Burrow (AUS), 31, up against wildcard Tanio Barreto (BRA) in the opening heat of Round 2 of the Billabong Pro Santa Catarina.
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BILLABONG SANTA CATARINA PRO ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Tanio Barreto (BRA)
Heat 2: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Ricardo dos Santos (BRA)
Heat 3: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Messias Felix (BRA)
Heat 4: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Blake Thornton (AUS)
Heat 5: Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) vs. Marco Polo (BRA)
Heat 6: Kai Otton (AUS) vs. Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 7: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Nate Yeomans (USA)
Heat 8: Kieren Perrow (AUS) vs. Jay Thompson (AUS)
Heat 9: Chris Davidson (AUS) vs. Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 10: Luke Stedman (AUS) vs. Luke Munro (AUS)
Heat 11: Andy Irons (HAW) vs. Ben Dunn (AUS)
Heat 12: Daniel Ross (AUS) vs. Brett Simpson (USA)
Heat 13: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 14: Jadson Andre (BRA) vs. Drew Courtney (AUS)
Heat 15: Roy Powers (HAW) vs. Mick Campbell (AUS)
Heat 16: Dean Morrison (AUS) vs. Kekoa Bacalso (HAW)