Jordy Smith (ZAF), 25, current ASP WCT No. 7, gets progressive during yesterday’s warm-up sessions. Smith will face Kai Otton (AUS), 33, and Adam Melling (AUS), 28, in Round 1 of the Billabong Rio Pro.
BARRA DA TIJUCA, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil (Wednesday, May 8, 2013) – Event organizers have called lay days for both the Billabong Rio Pro and the Colgate Plax Girls Rio Pro, citing poor winds and opting for improved conditions projected in the coming days.
Event Nos. 3 and 5 respectively on the 2013 ASP World Championship and Women’s World Championship Tours, the Billabong Rio Pro and Colgate Plax Girls Rio Pro resumes this year’s hunt for the world surfing crowns and the best surfers on the planet will battle it out once competition commences.
“After assessing conditions throughout this morning, we’ve opted to call a lay day for competition today,” Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said. “We anticipate conditions to improve over the next several days and will return again tomorrow morning to make another call.”
Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow at 6:30am to assess conditions for a possible 7am start.