Kelly Slater (USA), 41, 11-time ASP World Champion and current ASP WCT No. 2, will do battle today at the Billabong Pro Tahiti.
TEAHUPO’O, Tahiti (Sunday, August 18, 2013) – The Billabong Pro Tahiti has been called back on this morning with the recommencement of Round 3 at 7am in clean four-to-six foot (1.5 – 2 metre) waves at Teahupo’o.
Event No. 6 of 10 on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), the Billabong Pro Tahiti enjoyed a sensational opening two days of competition with the world’s best surfers pushing the limits of tube-riding and shaking up the race for the 2013 ASP World Title.
“The swell has filled in overnight and we’ll be recommencing competition immediately,” Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said. “With the conditions on offer today we will be looking to utilize a full day of competition which could potentially see a winner crowned by day’s end. Good luck to all our competitors today.”
Surfline, official forecasters for the Billabong Pro Tahiti, are calling for:
Medium size, mid period SW swell will fill in further for Sunday. Easing surf takes over on Monday. We continue to watch for a medium size or better South swell for Friday the 23rd, along with breezy SSE/SE trades.
REMAINING BILLABONG PRO TAHITI REMAINING ROUND 3 MATCH-UPS: Heat 9: Julian Wilson (AUS) vs. Adam Melling (AUS) Heat 10: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Yadin Nicol (AUS) Heat 11: Gabriel Medina (BRA) vs. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) Heat 12: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Alain Riou (PYF)