JEFFREYS BAY, South Africa (Friday, July 22, 2011) – UPDATE: The Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay has been put ON HOLD this today until 3:15pm. After the call to commence Round 3 at 8am, the surf slowed significantly prompting surfers to push for a hold until conditions improve. Updates will come as they are available…
This morning’s release:
Round 3 of the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay has been called on this morning with the first heat commencing at 8am in clean three-to-four foot (1 metre) waves steaming through the pointbreak.
Event No. 4 of 11 on the 2011 ASP World Title season, the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay plays a pivotal role in the hunt for the 2011 ASP World Title as well as the requalification campaigns of the world’s best surfers.
“We have another day of clean conditions and we’ll be kicking off competition at 8am,” Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said. “We intend to run all 12 heats of Round 3 and move into Round 4, but will monitor conditions throughout the day to ensure the competitors enjoy the very best surf on offer. Good luck to everyone today.”
Surfline, official forecasters for the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay, are calling for a solid SSW swell to continue to build throughout the next two days.
Up first this morning will be Jeremy Flores (FRA), 23, against Daniel Ross (AUS), 28, in Heat 1 of Round 3.
The Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay will be webcast LIVE via http://www.billabongpro.com
For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com
BILLABONG PRO JEFFREYS BAY ROUND 3 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Daniel Ross (AUS)
Heat 2: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Jadson Andre (BRA)
Heat 3: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 4: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Heitor Alves (BRA)
Heat 5: Julian Wilson (AUS) vs. Kieren Perrow (AUS)
Heat 6: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 7: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Kai Otton (AUS)
Heat 8: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Heat 9: Owen Wright (AUS) vs. Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 10: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Alejo Muniz (BRA)
Heat 11: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 12: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Josh Kerr (AUS)