TEAHUPOO, Taiarapu/Tahiti (Friday, September 3, 2010) – The final day of the Billabong Pro Tahiti has been called on this morning with Round 4 hitting the two-to-three foot (1 metre) waves at Teahupoo at 6:30am.
Event No. 5 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Billabong Pro Tahiti exhausted its entire 12-day waiting period, with the final 16 surfers opting to wait for the best conditions to finish the event.
“It’s wet and windy this morning but there are waves on and we’ll commence competition at 6:30am,” Richie Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said. “It hasn’t been the easiest swell forecast to work with, but we’re confident the remaining 16 will put on a solid showing this morning.”
Up first this morning will be will be Dane Reynolds (USA), 24, against C.J. Hobgood (USA), 31, in the opening heat of Round 4.
The Billabong Pro Tahiti will be webcast LIVE via http://www.billabongpro.com/tahiti10/
FUEL TV will be broadcasting the Billabong Pro Tahiti LIVE in Australia. Check out http://www.foxsports.com.au/fueltv for details.
ESPN Brasil will be broadcasting the Billabong Pro Tahiti LIVE in South America beginning with the Quarterfinals.
For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com
BILLABONG PRO TAHITI ROUND 4 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Dane Reynolds (USA) vs. C.J. Hobgood (USA)
Heat 2: Tiago Pires (PRT) vs. Adriano de Souza (BRA)
Heat 3: Owen Wright (AUS) vs. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)
Heat 4: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Manoa Drollet (PYF)
Heat 5: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 6: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Michel Bourez (PYF)
Heat 7: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Andy Irons (HAW)
Heat 8: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Patrick Gudauskas (USA)