Defending event champion Kieren Perrow (AUS), 35, will surf in the opening Round 1 heat of the Billabong Pipe Masters today.
PIPELINE, Oahu/Hawaii (Saturday, December 8, 2012) - Round 1 of the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons will be on at 11am this morning with building six-to-eight foot (2 metre) waves on offer at the iconic Banzai Pipeline.
The Final stop on the ASP WCT, the Billabong Pipe Masters will see the culmination of the ASP World Title Race as well as the crowning of the Vans Triple Crown Champion.
“After our brief hold this morning our new swell is filling in and we’ll get underway with Round 1,” Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge said. “The surf is expected to build throughout the day and we should see some nice barrels for the opening round of competition.”
Up first this morning will be defending event champion Kieren Perrow (AUS), 35, vs. Evan Valiere (HAW), 29, in the opening Round 1 heat.
Upcoming Billabong Pipe Masters Round 1 Match Ups:
Heat 1: Kieren Perrow (AUS) vs. Evan Valiere (HAW) Heat 2: Kolohe Andino (USA) vs. Tyler Newton (HAW) Heat 3: Tiago Pires (PRT) vs. Kalani Chapman (HAW) Heat 4: Yadin Nicol (AUS) vs. Flynn Novak (HAW) Heat 5: Fred Patacchia (HAW) vs. Tanner Hendrickson (HAW) Heat 6: Taylor Knox (USA) vs. Billy Kemper (HAW) Heat 7: Adam Melling (AUS) vs. Bruce Irons (HAW) Heat 8: Jadson Andre (BRA) vs. Jamie O’Brien (HAW) Heat 9: Patrick Gudauskas (USA) vs. Shane Dorian (HAW) Heat 10: Dusty Payne (HAW) vs. Ricardo dos Santos (BRA) Heat 11: Dane Reynolds (USA) vs. Granger Larsen (HAW) Heat 12: Sebastian Zeitz (HAW) vs. Glenn Hall (IRL)
BILLABONG PIPE MASTERS ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. TBD Heat 2: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. TBD Heat 3: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. TBD Heat 4: Alejo Muniz (BRA) vs. TBD Heat 5: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. TBD Heat 6: Travis Logie (ZAF) vs. TBD Heat 7: Kai Otton (AUS) vs. TBD Heat 8: Miguel Pupo (BRA) vs. TBD Heat 9: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. TBD Heat 10: Matt Wilkinson (AUS) vs. TBD Heat 11: Brett Simpson (USA) vs. TBD Heat 12: Heitor Alves (BRA) vs. TBD
BILLABONG PIPE MASTERS ROUND 3 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: John John Florence (HAW) vs. TBD Heat 2: Owen Wright (AUS) vs. TBD Heat 3: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. TBD Heat 4: Julian Wilson (AUS) vs. TBD Heat 5: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. TBD Heat 6: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. TBD Heat 7: Gabriel Medina (BRA) vs. TBD Heat 8: Josh Kerr (AUS) vs. TBD Heat 9: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. TBD Heat 10: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. TBD Heat 11: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. TBD Heat 12: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. TBD