TEAHUPO’O, Tahiti (Saturday, August 17, 2013) – The Billabong Pro Tahiti, Event No. 6 of 10 on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), has been placed on hold this morning with event organizers reconvening at 10am to make another call.
“As expected, the swell we had on offer yesterday has diminished slightly but there may be a pulse coming through in a few hours,” Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge said. “We’ll return to Teahupo’o at 10am to assess conditions for the possible recommencement to Round 3.”
Surfline, official forecasters for the Billabong Pro Tahiti, are calling for:
The medium size SW swell that was showing on Friday will be followed by a similar size, mid period SW swell Saturday afternoon/evening and Sunday. Easing surf takes over on Monday. We continue to watch for a medium size or better South swell for Friday the 23rd, although wind may prove to be problematic.
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)