Taj Burrow (AUS), 35, will take on Kai Otton (AUS), 33, in Quarterfinal 1 of the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.
BELLS BEACH, Victoria/AUS (Tuesday, April 2, 2013) – The final day of the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach presented by Ford has been called ON this morning, commencing at 7:45am in clean three-to-four-foot (1 metre) waves at Bells Beach.
The second stop on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach has whittled the original 36-man field down to the final eight surfers and will have the bell rung by day’s end.
“Clean waves are still coming through the Bells Bowl this morning and with favorable tides and winds, we’ve called the final day of competition on this morning starting at 7:45am,” Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said. “Good luck to our eight remaining competitors.”
Up first this morning will be Kai Otton (AUS), 33, against Taj Burrow (AUS), 35, in the opening Quarterfinal bout.
The 2013 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach will be webcast LIVE via www.live.ripcurl.com and broadcast live on Fuel TV in Australia and Portugal, ESPN in Brazil and MCS Extreme in France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Switzerland and Africa. You can also watch the event live via the Rip Curl Pro iPhone app, available free in the iTunes App Store.
CoastalWatch, official forecasters for the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, have called for: A new long period SSW groundswell fills in during Tuesday ahead of a second, larger pulse arriving on Wednesday morning.
RIP CURL PRO BELLS BEACH QUARTERFINAL MATCH-UPS:
QF 1: Kai Otton (AUS) vs. Taj Burrow (AUS) QF 2: Willian Cardoso (BRA) vs. Nat Young (AUS) QF 3: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Mick Fanning (AUS) QF 4: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Filipe Toledo (BRA)
The Rip Curl Pro is presented by FORD with partners the Victorian Government, Momentum Energy, mophie, Tooheys Extra Dry, Jim Beam, Skullcandy, Red Bull, Telstra, Surf Coast Shire, Surfing Life Magazine, Fuel TV, Ozmosis, Nova, CO2 Australia, Coastalwatch Plus and co-managed by Surfing Victoria.