TARANAKI, New Plymouth/NZL (Thursday, April 4, 2013) – Opening day of the TSB Bank NZ Surf Festival featuring the Dow AgroSciences Pro is back on after a brief hold to accommodate this morning’s low tide and will continue with the remainder of Round 1 in improved conditions.
Stop No. 4 of 7 on the 2013 ASP Women’s WCT, the TSB Bank NZ Surf Festival immediately follows Bells Beach and will play a pivotal role in the battle for pole position on the rankings.
“We’re going to start with Round 1 at 8am and monitor conditions throughout the morning,” Jessi Miley Dyer, ASP Women’s Tour Manager said. “We’ll watch conditions closely and have placed Round 2 on standby.”
Current ASP Women’s WCT No. 2 Tyler Wright (AUS), 19, talented rookie Bianca Buitendag (ZAF), 19, and past ASP Women’s World Champion Sofia Mulanovich (PER), 29, will face off in Heat 4 of Round 1 when competition recommences.
The TSB Bank NZ Surf Festival featuring the Dow AgroSciences Pro holds a waiting period from April 3 – 7 and is webcast LIVE via http://www.nzsurffestival.co.nz/
For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com
TSB BANK NZ SURF FESTIVAL ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Courtney Conlogue (USA), Paige Hareb (NZL), Malia Manuel (HAW)
Heat 2: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Coco Ho (HAW), Sage Erickson (USA)
Heat 3: Carissa Moore (HAW), Pauline Ado (FRA), TBD
Heat 4: Tyler Wright (AUS), Bianca Buitendag (ZAF), Sofia Mulanovich (PER)
Heat 5: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Silvana Lima (BRA), Rebecca Woods (AUS)
Heat 6: Lakey Peterson (USA), Alana Blanchard (HAW), Laura Enever (AUS)