Kelly Slater (USA), 40, reigning 11-time ASP World Champion and current ASP World No. 5, will campaign for an unprecedented fifth Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach title today.
BELLS BEACH, Victoria/Australia (Friday, April 6, 2012) ? The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach presented by Ford Ranger has been called back on today with clean four-to-six foot (1.5 ? 2 metre) waves steaming through Rincon and the Bells Bowl.
The second stop on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach will take advantage of today?s conditions, potentially crowning a men?s and women?s champ by day?s end.
?Very clean this morning and we still have solid sets on offer,? Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said. ?We?ll be commencing men?s Round 5 at 7:15am, and have put the remainder of both competitions on hold for a potential finish today. We?ll monitor the conditions throughout the day and adjust accordingly.?
Up first this morning will be ASP Dream Tour rookie John John Florence (HAW), 19, and Jeremy Flores (FRA), 23, in the opening heat of Round 5.
The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach will be webcast LIVE via http://live.ripcurl.com
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RIP CURL PRO BELLS BEACH ROUND 5 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: John John Florence (HAW) vs. Jeremy Flores (FRA) Heat 2: Josh Kerr (AUS) vs. Adriano de Souza (BRA) Heat 3: Kai Otton (AUS) vs. Brett Simpson (USA) Heat 4: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. C.J. Hobgood (USA)
RIP CURL PRO BELLS BEACH QUARTERFINAL MATCH-UPS:
QF 1: Owen Wright (AUS) vs. TBD QF 2: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. TBD QF 3: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. TBD QF 4: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. TBD
RIP CURL WOMEN?S PRO BELLS BEACH ROUND 4 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Sarah Mason (NZL) vs. Paige Hareb (NZL) Heat 2: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) vs. Laura Enever (AUS) Heat 3: Coco Ho (HAW) vs. Courtney Conlogue (USA) Heat 4: Lakey Peterson (USA) vs. Sofia Mulanovich (PER)
RIP CURL WOMEN?S PRO BELLS BEACH QUARTERFINAL MATCH-UPS:
QF 1: Tyler Wright (AUS) vs. TBD QF 2: Malia Manuel (HAW) vs. TBD QF 3: Carissa Moore (HAW) vs. TBD QF 4: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) vs. TBD