Owen Wright (AUS), 22, will take on Tiago Pires (PRT), 32, in Round 2 of the O’Neill Coldwater Classic.
SANTA CRUZ, California/USA (Sunday, November 4, 2012) – The O’Neill Coldwater Classic, Event No. 9 of 10 on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), will recommence this morning at 6:45am in clean three-to-four foot (1 metre) waves at Steamer Lane.
“We have a new swell that has filled in overnight and we’ll start first thing this morning with Round 2,” Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge said. “We expect to complete Round 2 today and have put Round 3 heats on standby for this afternoon.”
Up first this morning first will be reigning 11-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (USA), 40, against O’Neill Wildcard Jason Collins (USA), 38, in the opening Round 2 heat.
O’NEILL COLDWATER CLASSIC ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Jason Collins (USA) Heat 2: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Jadson Andre (BRA) Heat 3: John John Florence (HAW) vs. Matt Wilkinson (AUS) Heat 4: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Adam Melling (AUS) Heat 5: Julian Wilson (AUS) vs. Raoni Monteiro (BRA) Heat 6: Owen Wright (AUS) vs. Tiago Pires (PRT) Heat 7: Josh Kerr (AUS) vs. Damien Hobgood (USA) Heat 8: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Kolohe Andino (USA) Heat 9: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Kieren Perrow (AUS) Heat 10: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Heitor Alves (BRA) Heat 11: Miguel Pupo (BRA) vs. Alejo Muniz (BRA) Heat 12: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Brett Simpson (USA)