John John Florence (HAW), 20, will take on Sebastian Zietz (HAW), 25, in Round 3 of the Oakley Pro Bali at Keramas.
KERAMAS, Bali/Indonesia (Saturday, June 22, 2013) – Small surf has forced event organizers to call a second consecutive lay day today, but projected swell could see the event recommence as early as tomorrow.
Stop No. 5 of 10 on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), the Oakley Pro Bali enjoyed great surf and barrier-breaking performances over the last three days of competition, completing Rounds 1 and 2 and showcasing the world’s best surfers at Keramas for the first time in history. Round 3 could potentially recommence as early as tomorrow.
“Still small surf this morning but projections have swell energy moving into the area later tonight,” Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said. “We’ve called the event off for the day, but will return early tomorrow to see what is on tap.”
Event organizers will reconvene at 6:30am to assess conditions for a potential 6:45am start.
When competition resumes, up first will be Taj Burrow (AUS), 35, up against Miguel Pupo (BRA), 21, in the opening heat of Round 3.
Surfline, official forecasters for the Oakley Pro Bali are calling for:
The current SW swell will gradually back down through the end of the work week. A slightly smaller swell for Keramas (much smaller for Canggu) will peak on Sunday the 23rd, after building Saturday afternoon the 22nd. A series of solid SW to SSW swells are on the radar for the afternoon of Monday the 24th through Friday the 28th.
UPCOMING OAKLEY PRO BALI ROUND 3 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Miguel Pupo (BRA) Heat 2: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Adrian Buchan (AUS) Heat 3: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Damien Hobgood (USA) Heat 4: Josh Kerr (AUS) vs. Filipe Toledo (BRA) Heat 5: Sebastian Zietz (HAW) vs. John John Florence (HAW) Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Putra Hermawan (IDN) Heat 7: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Yadin Nicol (AUS) Heat 8: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Julian Wilson (AUS) Heat 9: Nat Young (USA) vs. Kai Otton (AUS) Heat 10: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Matt Wilkinson (AUS) Heat 11: Gabriel Medina (BRA) vs. Michel Bourez (PYF) Heat 12: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)