ARPOADOR, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil (Wednesday, May 18, 2011) – Round 2 of the Billabong Rio Pro is LIVE at the lefthand pointbreak of Arpoador in two-to-four foot (1 metre) waves and today’s schedule is set to see the completion of Round 2 and the first six heats of Round 3.
Stop No. 3 of 11 on the men’s ASP World Title Series, the Billabong Rio Pro kicked off competition yesterday at Arpoador after a week-long holding period to complete the opening round of competition.
“We’ve returned to Arpoador this morning and will capitalize on the swell on offer to complete Round 2 and plan on running into Round 3,” Richie Porta, ASP International Head Judge said.
Up first this morning will be 2010 ASP World Runner-Up Jordy Smith (ZAF), 23, against Peterson Crisanto (BRA), 18 in Heat 1 of Round 2.
The Billabong Rio Pro will begin Round 2 at 7:30am local time and is webcast LIVE via http://www.billabongpro.com
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Upcoming Billabong Rio Pro Round 2 Match Ups:
Heat 1: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Peterson Crisanto (BRA)
Heat 2: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Igor Morais (BRA)
Heat 3: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Simao Romao (BRA)
Heat 4: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Ricardo Santos (BRA)
Heat 5: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Kai Otton (AUS)
Heat 6: Matt Wilkinson (AUS) vs. Bobby Martinez (USA)
Heat 7: Kieren Perrow (AUS) vs. Gabe Kling (USA)
Heat 8: Chris Davidson (AUS) vs. Josh Kerr (AUS)
Heat 9: Tiago Pires (PRT) vs. Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
Heat 10: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Julian Wilson (AUS)
Heat 11: Heitor Alves (BRA) vs. Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 12: Adam Melling (AUS) vs. Alejo Muniz (BRA)