Lay Day Called for Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay, Tracking Swell Over Next Few Days
JEFFREYS BAY, South Africa (Tuesday, July 19, 2011) - An overnight drop in swell has prompted event organizers to call a lay day for the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay in hopes of capitalizing on improved conditions projected over the next several days.
Event No. 4 of 11 on the 2011 ASP World Title season, the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay has completed Round 1 and the opening six heats of Round 2, selecting the very best conditions on offer for the world's best to sink their teeth into.
'Conditions this morning a looking less than inviting with only small inconsistent surf tracking through the lineup,' Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said. 'The energy we've been monitoring for a few days now is looking a bit better on the charts and we'll be seeing a recommencement here in the next few days.'
Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 7am to assess conditions for a possible 7:30am start.
When competition resumes, up first will be Damien Hobgood (USA), 32, up against compatriot Taylor Knox (USA), 40, in Heat 7 of Round 2.
Highlights from the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay will be available via http://www.billabongpro.com
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REMAINING BILLABONG PRO JEFFREYS BAY ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 7: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Taylor Knox (USA)
Heat 8: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
Heat 9: Brett Simpson (USA) vs. Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 10: Patrick Gudauskas (USA) vs. Heitor Alves (BRA)
Heat 11: Kieren Perrow (AUS) vs. C.J. Hobgood (USA)
Heat 12: Matt Wilkinson (AUS) vs. Chris Davidson (AUS)