Clean lines once again for the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.
BELLS BEACH, Victoria/Australia (Thursday, April 5, 2012) ? Solid surf in the three-to-five foot (1 ? 1.5 metre) range continues to steam through the lineup at Bells Beach this morning, prompting event organizers to call Round 3 of competition on for the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach presented by Ford Ranger.
The second stop on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach has narrowed the field down from 36 to 24 and will be commencing Round 3 of competition at 7:15am.
?Clean conditions once again this morning and we?ll be recommencing men?s competition at 7:15am,? Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said. ?We have men?s Round 4 and women?s Round 3 on standby for a possible start this afternoon and we?re looking at another full day of competition. Good luck to all our competitors today.?
Up first this morning will be Adriano de Souza (BRA), 25, against rookie Yadin Nicol (AUS), 26, in the opening heat of Round 3.
RIP CURL PRO BELLS BEACH ROUND 3 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Yadin Nicol (AUS) Heat 2: John John Florence (HAW) vs. Matt Wilkinson (AUS) Heat 3: Owen Wright (AUS) vs. Jadson Andre (BRA) Heat 4: Josh Kerr (AUS) vs. Tiago Pires (PRT) Heat 5: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Bede Durbidge (AUS) Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Nic Muscroft (AUS) Heat 7: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Kai Otton (AUS) Heat 8: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Raoni Monteiro (BRA) Heat 9: Gabriel Medina (BRA) vs. C.J. Hobgood (USA) Heat 10: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Travis Logie (ZAF) Heat 11: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Brett Simpson (USA) Heat 12: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)
RIP CURL WOMEN?S PRO BELLS BEACH ROUND 3 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Tyler Wright (AUS), Laura Enever (AUS), Sarah Mason (NZL) Heat 2: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Paige Hareb (NZL), Malia Manuel (HAW) Heat 3: Carissa Moore (HAW), Sofia Mulanovich (PER), Coco Ho (HAW) Heat 4: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Courtney Conlogue (USA), Lakey Peterson (USA)