IMBITUBA, Brazil (Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008) - Round 2 of the Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro will not run at Praia da Vila in Imbituba today. Despite contestable conditions on offer this morning, contest officials feared that consistency could decline throughout the day and the event was ultimately called off for the day.
C.J. Hobgood, 2001 ASP World Champion and winner of the last ASP World Tour event held in Spain, will go up against Carybean Heleodoro (BRA) in the first heat of the day when competition does commence. Adrian Buchan (AUS), who his first ASP World Tour event in France last month, will take on former tour surfer Raoni Montiero in Heat 2.
Each and every one of the upcoming Round 2 heats will feature a Brazilian surfer and all 16 heats will be webcast live via www.aspworldtour.com. Another call on competition status will be made tomorrow at 7:30am.
Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro Round 2 Heat Draw:
Heat 1: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Carybean Heleodoro (BRA)
Heat 2: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
Heat 3: Luke Stedman (AUS) vs. Alejo Muniz (BRA)
Heat 4: .Kieren Perrow (AUS) vs. Jano Belo (BRA)
Heat 5: Tom Whitaker (AUS) vs. Peterson Rosa (BRA)
Heat 6: Chris Ward (USA) vs. Gustavo Fernandes (BRA)
Heat 7: Dayyan Neve (AUS) vs. Tanio Barreto (BRA)
Heat 8: Tim Reyes (USA) vs. Fabio Gouveia (BRA)
Heat 9: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Pedro Henrique (BRA)
Heat 10: Roy Powers (HAW) vs. William Cardoso (BRA)
Heat 11: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Simao Romao (BRA)
Heat 12: Tiago Pires (PRT) vs. Bruno Santos (BRA)
Heat 13: Heitor Alves (BRA) vs. Ricky Basnett (ZAF)
Heat 14: Jay Thompson (AUS) vs. Jihad Khodr (BRA)
Heat 15: Rodrigo Dornelles (BRA) vs. Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 16: Royden Bryson (ZAF) vs. Ben Bourgeois (USA)