DEE WHY, New South Wales/Australia (Tuesday, May 3, 2011) – Huey has delivered for the world’s elite female surfers competing in the Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic, with powerful two-meter waves dredging off Dee Why Point this morning.
The Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic, the richest event on the 2011 ASP Women’s World Title season (boasting a mammoth US$40,000 first place prize), will get underway at 8.00am and will run through Rounds 1 and 2 of competition this morning with the possibility of Round 3 underway this afternoon.
“It is so satisfying to see perfect four-to-six foot (one-and-a-half to two-meter) SE swell coming through Dee Why Point and I know its going to be an excellent start for the girls this year,” Layne Beachley, Contest Director and former seven times ASP Women’s World Champion, said. “We’ve got a really good solid window of swell coming through the whole waiting period so its going to be a challenging for me to pick the yes out of the best part of all the swell, which is a great position to be in and you can’t believe how grateful I am to Huey right now.”
The first heat in the water will see Hawaiian Coco Ho, 20, right at home in the over-head surf when she takes on former ASP Women’s World Champion Sofia Mulanovich, 27, (PER) and Rebecca Woods, 26, (AUS) in Round 1.
The Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic will be webcast LIVE via http://www.beachleyclassic.com
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Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic Round 1 Match-Ups:
Heat 1:Coco Ho (HAW), Sofia Mulanovich (PER), Rebecca Woods (AUS)
Heat 2:Silvana Lima (BRA), Courtney Conlogue (USA), Jessi Miley-Dyer (AUS)
Heat 3:Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Laura Enever (AUS), Nikki Van Dijk (AUS)
Heat 4:Carissa Moore (HAW), Paige Hareb (NZL), Claire Bevilacqua (AUS)
Heat 5:Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Pauline Ado (FRA), Alana Blanchard (HAW)
Heat 6:Tyler Wright (AUS), Chelsea Hedges (AUS), Melanie Bartels (HAW)