Irons brothers in opening round at Jeffreys Bay

Andy and Bruce Irons are among the five Hawai‘i surfers in the lineup when Round 1 opens the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay waiting period, tomorrow.

The Irons brothers are up against Australian Daniel Ross in Heat 5 when the waiting period for the event starts Thursday through July 20.

Roy Powers is another Hawai‘i rider who will be in Heat 1 against Australian Adrian Buchan and Tiago Pires.

Fred Patacchia, another of the Hawai‘i surfers, will take on Tim Reyes of the United States and Heitor Alves of Brazil in Heat 14. Pancho Sullivan rounds out the field of Hawai‘i riders in Heat 16 against Michael Campbell and Kieren Perrow, both of Australia.

According to a press release from the Association of Surfing Professionals, the main event will be preceded by the VonZipper Wildcard Trials which will pit eight of South Africa’s rising surfers against four international surfers in three heats. The winners of each heat will earn a wildcard into the main event where they have the opportunity to test their skills against the world’s top surfers.

The Billabong Pro will be webcast live on the ASP Web site at www.aspworldtour.com and www.billabongpro.com when the competition starts.

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