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Rip Curl Pro Search Round 1 Starts at 10am with Epic Surf ‘Somewhere’ in Indo

by on Wednesday 30th July, 2008   2652 Views

SOMEWHERE, Indonesia (Wednesday, July 30, 2008) - The swell has arrived and Round 1 of the Rip Curl Pro Search will begin at 10am local time.

Stop No. 6 of 11 on the 2008 ASP World Tour, the Rip Curl Pro Search awoke to solid six-to-eight foot (2 metre) swell this morning and event organizers will look to run Round 1 in its entirety before the day is through.

“We’ve relocated to our secondary site today because the surf is absolutely macking at the primary site,” Neil Ridgway, Rip Curl Pro Search Event Director, said. “Our secondary site “somewhere” in Indo is cooking right now with waves coming through in the six-to-eight foot (2 metre) range and when the tide s, we’re all expecting some amazing waves to start coming through.”

Today will see eight-time ASP World Champion and current No. 1 on the ASP World Tour Kelly Slater (USA) face off against Timmy Reyes (USA) and winner of the Rip Curl ISC Padang Cup Komang “Gogo” Suijaya (IDN), as well as reigning ASP World Champion Mick Fanning (AUS) battle Taylor Knox (USA) and wildcard Owen Wright (AUS).

2007 ASP World Tour Rookie of the Year Jeremy Flores (FRA), Jay Thompson (AUS) and Rodrigo Dornelles (BRA) will be first up when competition commences.

The event will be webcast LIVE via http://live.ripcurl.com/

RIP CURL PRO SEARCH ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS
Heat 1: Jeremy Flores (FRA), Jay Thompson (AUS), Rodrigo Dornelles (BRA)
Heat 2: Bobby Martinez (USA), Damien Hobgood (USA), Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 3: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Pancho Sullivan (HAW), Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 4: C.J. Hobgood (USA), Fredrick Patacchia (HAW), Jihad Khodr (BRA)
Heat 5: Andy Irons (HAW), Dane Reynolds (USA), Daniel Ross (AUS)
Heat 6: Bede Durbidge (AUS), Roy Powers (HAW), Ricky Basnett(ZAF)
Heat 7: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Jordy Smith (ZAF), Bruno Santos (BRA)
Heat 8: Kelly Slater (USA), Tim Reyes (USA), Komang ‘Gogo’ Suijaya(IDN)
Heat 9: Mick Fanning (AUS), Taylor Knox (USA), Owen Wright (AUS)
Heat 10: Taj Burrow (AUS), Bruce Irons (HAW), I Made Garut Widiart (IDN)
Heat 11: Adrian Buchan (AUS), Chris Ward (USA), Ben Bourgeois (USA)
Heat 12: Kai Otton (AUS), Ben Dunn (AUS), Royden Bryson (ZAF)
Heat 13: Luke Stedman (AUS), Luke Munro (AUS), Daniel Wills (AUS)
Heat 14: Dean Morrison (AUS), Mick Campbell (AUS), Leonardo Neves (BRA)
Heat 15: Tom Whitaker (AUS), Kieren Perrow (AUS), Neco Padaratz (BRA)
Heat 16: Dayyan Neve (AUS), Heitor Alves (BRA), Mikael Picon (FRA)

CURRENT ASP WORLD TOUR TOP 10
1. Kelly Slater (USA) 5210 points
2. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 3948 points
3. Bede Durbidge (AUS) 3782 points
4. Mick Fanning (AUS) 3753 points
5. Taj Burrow (AUS) 3638 points
6. Adriano de Souza (BRA) 3540 points
7. C.J. Hobgood (USA) 3460 points
8. Andy Irons (HAW) 3338 points
9. Bobby Martinez (USA) 3028 points
10. Adrian Buchan (AUS) 2884 points

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