New Zealand’s Jay Quinn (NZL) was one of yesterday’s standout surfers and will be back in action today. PIC ASP/Robertson
MARGARET RIVER, WA/Australia (Saturday, March 23, 2013) - The swell is in the 6-foot-range (2 meters) at Surfer’s Point Margaret River today, and is expected to continue to increase throughout the day. Event officials made the call to run 20 heats of the Men’s division meaning that by day’s end we will be down to just eight Quarterfinalists. The Women’s Semifinals have been put on hold until tomorrow.
Stop No. 2 of 8 on the ASP Women’s World Championship Tour, the 2013 Drug Aware Margaret River Pro has just four Semifinalists remaining, coincidentally the same four Semifinalists from the season opening event on the Gold Coast.
The Drug Aware Margaret River Pro is also the first men’s ASP PRIME rated event for the 2013 season, offering maximum points towards 2014 ASP World Championship Tour qualification campaigns.
“We’re expecting to run another massive day of competition,” ASP Australasia General Manager Dane Jordan said. “There’s plenty of swell, they guys are all surfing great and judging by the last few days there will be plenty of drama. We’re starting to get the point in the draw when the points are really worth keeping, so guys will be fighting for the heat wins today.”
UPCOMING MEN’S ROUND OF 24 MATCH-UPS:
HEAT 5: Alejo Muniz (BRA) vs. Caio Ibelli (BRA) vs. Jay Quinn (NZL)
HEAT 6: Marc Lacomare (FRA) vs. Jadson Andre (BRA) vs. Josh Kerr (AUS)
HEAT 7: Mitchel Coleborn (AUS) vs. Glenn Hall (IRE) vs. Tom Whitaker (AUS)
HEAT 8: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Jean Da Silva (BRA) vs. Aritz Aranburu (EUK)