2013 ASP Dream Tour rookie Filipe Toledo (BRA), 18, will take on two-time ASP World Champion Mick Fanning (AUS), 31, in Round 1 of the Billabong Rio Pro.
BARRA DA TIJUCA, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil (Thursday, May 9, 2013) – The Billabong Rio Pro, Event No. 3 of 10 on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), has been called on this morning in clean three-to-five foot (1 – 1.5 metre) waves at the primary site of Barra da Tijuca.
Round 1 will commence at 7:30am, immediately following the one-heat Trials which will run at 7am. Round 1 of the Colgate Plax Girls Rio Pro has been placed on standby for a possible start this afternoon.
“Good surf and clean winds on offer this morning and we’ve called Round 1 of the men’s on at 7:30am,” Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said. “We have placed Round 1 of the women on standby for a possible run this afternoon and will monitor conditions throughout the day and make adjustments as necessary. Good luck to all our competitors today.”