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Lay Day On Day 1; Solid Swell On The Way

A lay day was called on Wednesday for the opening day of the 2013 Rip Curl Pro waiting period, however a solid swell is forecast for later in the week.

March 27, 2013 – The Rip Curl Pro presented by Ford has called a lay day for competition this morning with only small surf on offer at the primary venue of Bells Beach.

The second and third stops respectively on the 2013 men’s and women’s ASP World Championship Tours (WCT), the Rip Curl Pro continues the hunt for the highly-coveted world surfing crowns and will commence competition in the coming days.

“Not much on offer out there this morning so we’ve called competition off for the day,” Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said. “According to the charts, however, it looks like we’re in for some good-looking surf here in the coming days and we’ll be back tomorrow morning to reassess conditions.”

Coastalwatch, official forecasters for the Rip Curl Pro, are calling for the first few days of the waiting period to be a little on the small side and a little inconsistent, but the Easter long weekend is shaping up as nothing short of excellent.

Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 7:30am to assess conditions for a possible 8am start.

RIP CURL PRO ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Gabriel Medina (BRA), Matt Wilkinson (AUS), Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
Heat 2: Julian Wilson (AUS), Kai Otton (AUS), Patrick Gudauskas (USA)
Heat 3: Taj Burrow (AUS), Kieren Perrow (AUS), Willian Cardoso (BRA)
Heat 4: Mick Fanning (AUS), Sebastian Zietz (HAW), Oney Anwar (IDN)
Heat 5: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Brett Simpson (USA), Jack Perry (AUS)
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA), Adam Melling (AUS), Jacob Wilcox (AUS)
Heat 7: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Alejo Muniz (BRA), Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 8: Josh Kerr (AUS), Damien Hobgood (USA), Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 9: Jeremy Flores (FRA), Travis Logie (ZAF), Nat Young (USA)
Heat 10: Michel Bourez (PYF), Bede Durbidge (AUS), Filipe Toledo (BRA)
Heat 11: Owen Wright (AUS), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Glenn Hall (IRL)
Heat 12: Jordy Smith (ZAF), C.J. Hobgood (USA), Kolohe Andino (USA)

RIP CURL WOMEN’S PRO ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Courtney Conlogue (USA), Laura Enever (AUS), Silvana Lima (BRA)
Heat 2: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Alana Blanchard (HAW), Sage Erickson (USA)
Heat 3: Tyler Wright (AUS), Malia Manuel (HAW), Nikki Van Dijk (AUS)
Heat 4: Carissa Moore (HAW), Paige Hareb (NZL), Sofia Mulanovich (PER)
Heat 5: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Bianca Buitendag (ZAF), Rebecca Woods (AUS)
Heat 6: Coco Ho (HAW), Lakey Peterson (USA), Pauline Ado (FRA)

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