TEAHUPO’O, Taiarapu/French Polynesia (Thursday, August 25, 2011) – After assessing conditions for most of the morning, event organizers at the Billabong Pro Tahiti presented by Air Tahiti Nui, Event No. 5 of 11 on the 2011 ASP World Title season, have called competition off for the day.
“It looks like the winds are going to swing later than projected today and we won’t be commencing with Round 2 of competition,” Pritamo Ahrendt, ASP International Head Judge, said. “We’re seeing the first signs of this new swell coming in and we expect to be all systems go for tomorrow morning.”
Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow at 6:30am for a possible 7am start.
When competition resumes, up first will be Jeremy Flores (FRA), 23, and Heiarii Williams (PYF), 23, in the opening heat of Round 2.
Highlights from the Billabong Pro Tahiti presented by Air Tahiti Nui will be webcast LIVE via http://www.billabongpro.com
Surfline, official forecasters for the Billabong Pro Tahiti, are calling for solid SSW swell prevails today and tomorrow. An even larger and extra large, long period SSW swell shows Saturday, fading Sunday. Another solid SSW swell could move in on Monday. ESE/E trades will be strong on Thursday and Friday, before gradually easing through the weekend.
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BILLABONG PRO TAHITI ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Heiarii Williams (PYF)
Heat 2: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Ricardo dos Santos (BRA)
Heat 3: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Gabe Kling (USA)
Heat 4: Owen Wright (AUS) vs. Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 5: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Brett Simpson (USA)
Heat 6: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Josh Kerr (AUS)
Heat 7: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Daniel Ross (AUS)
Heat 8: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
Heat 9: Kieren Perrow (AUS) vs. Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 10: Patrick Gudauskas (USA) vs. Jadson Andre (BRA)
Heat 11: Alejo Muniz (BRA) vs. Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Heat 12: Heitor Alves (BRA) vs. Chris Davidson (AUS)