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 1:30pm 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 1:30pm to assess conditions for the possible recommencement to Round 3 at 2pm.”
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)