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Cloudbreak is turning on for Round 1 of the Volcom Fiji Pro - the view from below.

Cloudbreak is turning on for Round 1 of the Volcom Fiji Pro – the view from below.

CLOUDBREAK, Tavarua/Fiji (Tuesday, June 4, 2013) – Round 1 of the Volcom Fiji Pro has been called ON this morning with the opening heats commencing at 10:30am in clean and building four-to-six foot (1.5 to 2 metre) waves at the primary venue of Cloudbreak.

Event No. 4 of 10 on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), the Volcom Fiji Pro has attracted the world’s best surfers to the idyllic Fijian atolls of Tavarua and Namotu to do battle at the world-renowned breaks of Cloudbreak and Restaurants fas the hunt for this year’s world surfing crown resumes

“Conditions have continued to improve this morning and we’ll be commencing Round 1 of competition at 10:30am,” Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge said. “We anticipate running all of Round 1 and will monitor conditions throughout the day, making adjustments accordingly. Good luck to all our competitors today.”

Up first this morning will be Jordy Smith (ZAF), 25, Sebastian Zietz (HAW), 24, and Fredrick Patacchia (HAW), 31, in the opening heat of Round 1.

The Volcom Fiji Pro will be webcast LIVE via volcomfijipro.com

Surfline, official forecasters for the Volcom Fiji Pro, are calling for:

New, long period SW swell will fill in through the day on Tuesday as the shorter period SSE swell continues to fade. The SW groundswell continues on Wednesday. A solid, mid period SW swell will build in for Thursday before easing Friday with moderate SE trades. Smaller, but still good size, SW swells are on the long range radar for Sunday and Tuesday.

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Heat 1:
Jordy Smith (ZAF), Sebastian Zietz (HAW), Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)
Heat 2: Taj Burrow (AUS), Travis Logie (ZAF), Yadin Nicol (AUS)
Heat 3: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Matt Wilkinson (AUS), Heitor Alves (BRA)
Heat 4: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Alejo Muniz (BRA), Mitch Coleborn (AUS)
Heat 5: Mick Fanning (AUS), Damien Hobgood (USA), Alex Gray (USA)
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA), Miguel Pupo (BRA), Aca Lalabalavu (FIJ)
Heat 7: Gabriel Medina (BRA), Kai Otton (AUS), Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 8: Julian Wilson (AUS), Bede Durbidge (AUS), Kieren Perrow (AUS)
Heat 9: Josh Kerr (AUS), Filipe Toledo (BRA), Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 10: Michel Bourez (PYF), C.J. Hobgood (USA), Glenn Hall (AUS)
Heat 11: Jeremy Flores (FRA), Nat Young (USA), Kolohe Andino (USA)
Heat 12: Adrian Buchan (AUS), John John Florence (HAW), Brett Simpson (USA)

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