Malia Manuel (HAW), 19, will take on Tyler Wright (AUS), 19, and Philipa Anderson (AUS), 21, in Round 1 of the Colgate Plax Girls Rio Pro.
BARRA DA TIJUCA, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil (Friday, May 10, 2013) - The Colgate Plax Girls Rio Pro has been called on this morning in clean two-to-three foot (1 metre) waves at the punchy beachbreak of Barra Da Tijuca.
Stop No. 5 of 7 on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), the Colgate Plax Girls Rio Pro recommences this season’s hunt for the world surfing crown and the world’s best female surfers will do battle today at one of Rio de Janeiro’s premiere beachbreaks.
“The swell has dropped slightly, but conditions are clean and we’ve scheduled a whole day of women’s surfing starting at 7am,” Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge said. “Round 1 commences at 7am and we’ve placed Rounds 2 and 3 on standby. We’ll monitor conditions throughout the day and make adjustments accordingly. Good luck to all our competitors today.”
COLGATE PLAX GIRLS RIO PRO ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Lakey Peterson (USA), Bianca Buitendag (ZAF), Rebecca Woods (AUS) Heat 2: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Paige Hareb (NZL), Sage Erickson (USA) Heat 3: Carissa Moore (HAW), Silvana Lima (BRA), TBD Heat 4: Tyler Wright (AUS), Malia Manuel (HAW), Phillipa Anderson (AUS) Heat 5: Courtney Conlogue (USA), Laura Enever (AUS), Alize Arnaud (FRA) Heat 6: Coco Ho (HAW), Alana Blanchard (HAW), Pauline Ado (FRA)
BILLABONG RIO PRO ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Gustavo Fernandes (BRA) Heat 2: Josh Kerr (AUS) vs. Messias Felix (BRA) Heat 3: Julian Wilson (AUS) vs. Jack Freestone (AUS) Heat 4: Jeremy Flores (BRA) vs. Ricardo dos Santos (BRA) Heat 5: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Yadin Nicol (AUS) Heat 6: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Dusty Payne (HAW) Heat 7: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Raoni Monteiro (BRA) Heat 8: Kai Otton (AUS) vs. Adam Melling (AUS) Heat 9: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Brett Simpson (USA) Heat 10: Travis Logie (ZAF) vs. Kieren Perrow (AUS) Heat 11: Alejo Muniz (BRA) vs. Miguel Pupo (BRA) Heat 12: Matt Wilkinson (AUS) vs. Filipe Toledo (BRA)