Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 25, reigning five-time ASP Women’s World Champion, will battle it out in Round 2 of the Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach this morning.
BELLS BEACH, Victoria/AUS (Saturday, March 30, 2013) – The Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach presented by Ford has been called back on this morning with Rounds 2, 3 and 4 scheduled for today with the Quarterfinals on standby for a potential start this afternoon.
Stop No. 3 of 7 on the 2013 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour (WCT), the Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach continues this season’s battle for the world surfing crown and the clean two-to-three foot (1 metre) waves on offer at Bells Beach today will serve as yet another proving ground for the world’s best female surfers.’
“Clean conditions today and we have called a full day of women’s competition,” Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said. “Rounds 2, 3 and 4 are confirmed and potentially the Quarterfinals if conditions cooperate. Good luck to all our competitors today.”
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 mid period SW swell eases into Saturday with light WNW winds throughout the day. A stronger increase in long period SW groundswell arrives over the Easter long weekend, peaking on Sunday morning under moderate to strong WSW winds. Another long period SSW groundswell arrives on Wednesday 4 and eases into Thursday 5 April. SW swell may fade to very low levels over the weekend of Saturday 6 April.
RIP CURL WOMEN’S PRO BELLS BEACH ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Laura Enever (AUS) vs. Malia Manuel (HAW) Heat 2: Coco Ho (HAW) vs. Pauline Ado (FRA) Heat 3: Tyler Wright (AUS) vs. Sofia Mulanovich (PER) Heat 4: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) vs. Rebecca Woods (AUS) Heat 5: Courtney Conlogue (USA) vs. Sage Erickson (USA) Heat 6: Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) vs. Paige Hareb (NZL)
RIP CURL PRO BELLS BEACH ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Jacob Willcox (AUS) Heat 2: Gabriel Medina (BRA) vs. Jack Perry (AUS) Heat 3: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Oney Anwar (IDN) Heat 4: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Patrick Gudauskas (USA) Heat 5: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Tiago Pires (PRT) Heat 6: Owen Wright (AUS) vs. Dusty Payne (HAW) Heat 7: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Glenn Hall (IRL) Heat 8: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Adam Melling (AUS) Heat 9: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Brett Simpson (USA) Heat 10: Travis Logie (ZAF) vs. Sebastian Zietz (HAW) Heat 11: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Kieren Perrow (AUS) Heat 12: Matt Wilkinson (AUS) vs. Kai Otton (AUS)
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.