Billabong Pro Mundaka ON

ROUND one of the Billabong Pro Mundaka has been called ON this morning with clean three-to-four foot (1 - 1.5 metre) waves on offer at the world-class lefthander.

"We've got some really fun, consistent three-foot surf here this morning at Mundaka" Mike Parsons, Billabong Pro Mundaka Contest Director, said. "We'll be running the new format and we're monitoring conditions right now to determine if it's worth running dual-heat format."

The Billabong Pro Mundaka's elimination Round 1 features some incredible match-ups, kicking off with Roy Powers (HAW), 28, against Jihad Khodr (BRA), 25.

The event is webcast LIVE via http://www.billabongpro.com/mundaka09/

The Billabong Pro Mundaka will host the world's best surfers from October 5 through 17, 2009.

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BILLABONG PRO MUNDAKA ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:

Heat 1: Roy Powers (HAW) vs. Jihad Khodr (BRA)

Heat 2: Tim Boal (FRA) vs. David Weare (ZAF)

Heat 3: Heitor Alves (BRA) vs. Drew Courtney (AUS)

Heat 4: Tiago Pires (PRT) vs. Phillip MacDonald (AUS)

Heat 5: Ben Dunn (AUS) vs. Marlon Lipke (DEU)

Heat 6: Kekoa Bacalso (HAW) vs. Hodei Collazo (EUK)

Heat 7: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Damien Fahrenfort (ZAF)

Heat 8: Kai Otton (AUS) vs. Reubyn Ash (GBR)

Heat 9: Dean Morrison (AUS) vs. Dean Bowen (AUS)

Heat 10: Mick Campbell (AUS) vs. Marcos San Segundo (EUK)

Heat 11: Chris Davidson (AUS) vs. Nathaniel Curran (USA)

Heat 12: Tim Reyes (USA) vs. Michael Picon (FRA)

Heat 13: Josh Kerr (AUS) vs. Nic Muscroft (AUS)

Heat 14: Dustin Barca (HAW) vs. Aritz Aranburu (EUK)

Heat 15: Chris Ward (USA) vs. Dayyan Neve (AUS)

Heat 16: Jay Thompson (AUS) vs. Greg Emslie (ZAF)

BILLABONG PRO MUNDAKA ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:

Heat 1: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. TBA

Heat 2: Dane Reynolds (USA) vs. TBA

Heat 3: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. TBA

Heat 4: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. TBA

Heat 5: Bobby Martinez (USA) vs. TBA

Heat 6: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. TBA

Heat 7: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. TBA

Heat 8: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. TBA

Heat 9: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. TBA

Heat 10: Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) vs. TBA

Heat 11: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. TBA

Heat 12: Taylor Knox (USA) vs. TBA

Heat 13: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. TBA

Heat 14: Tom Whitaker (AUS) vs. TBA

Heat 15: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. TBA

Heat 16: Kieren Perrow (AUS) vs. TBA


Ed Temperley

MSW editor. Twitter @edtemperley