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Bells Beach, Australia – The 30th Rip Curl Pro was postponed yesterday due to a decrease in swell size.
Organizers both at Bells Beach, and at the breaks of Johanna, evaluated conditions at daybreak before opting to wait for an increase expected in the coming days.
Surf in the 3ft (1m) range was on offer at Johanna, and at Bells there was even less to work with.
Upcoming round three clashes of the $250,000 World Championship Tournament (WCT) include 2000 world champion, three-time Rip Curl Pro winner and Kalihiwai Ridge resident Sunny Garcia, who faces Fabio Gouveia of Brazil.
Hanalei’s Andy Irons, ranked the 10th best surfer on the tour, won in the first round and posted the best heat score (9.0). He will not compete in round three.
Trent Munro will then take on fellow Australian Luke Egan, before the rematch of last year’s final sees Danny Wills and Mick Fanning do battle again.
Reigning world champion CJ Hobgood (USA) is up against Marcello Nunes (Brz), and 1999 world champ Mark Occhilupo (Aus) will face Rodrigo Dornelles (Brz).
Another Brazilian, Flavio Padaratz, then meets current world #1 Joel Parkinson (Aus) in what is sure to be another great heat.
A decision will be made today on whether to go ahead with the competition.
Full heat details and surfer profiles are available on: www.aspworldtour.com.
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