TEAHUPO’O, Tahiti (Saturday, August 17, 2013) – A lay day has been called for the Billabong Pro Tahiti with only small two-to-three foot (1 metre) swell on offer at Teahupo’o.
Event No. 6 of 10 on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), the Billabong Pro Tahiti enjoyed two full days of competition to open up the window with excellent performances from the world’s best surfers. Event organizers will wait until conditions improve before recommencing competition.
“As projected, today’s swell dropped slightly and we expect to see improved conditions over the next few days,” Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge said. “We’ll return tomorrow morning early to assess conditions with a strong likelihood of running.”
Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 6:30am to assess conditions for a possible 7am start.
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)