SOMEWHERE, Indonesia (Friday, August 1, 2008) - After assessing conditions throughout the day, event organizers at the Rip Curl Pro Search have called the remaining six heats of Round 2 on this afternoon, starting at 2pm at the primary venue, "somewhere" in Indonesia.
Event No. 6 on the 2008 ASP World Tour, the Rip Curl Pro Search saw the elimination of 10 competitors during yesterday's Round 2 action before organizers called it off in the afternoon due to inconsistency. Today sees solid four-foot (1.5 metre) waves on offer and the remaining six heats of Round 2 will begin competition at 2pm.
"It's been a long wait today, but there are some beautiful waves coming in on the the low tide right now and we're going to send Round 2 out around 2pm," Damien Hardman, Rip Curl Pro Search Contest Director, said. "We'll be looking to finish the remainder of Round 2 this afternoon and we've got some great match-ups coming up."
First up with be 2008 ASP World Tour rookie Dane Reynolds (USA) up against seasoned Dream Tour veteran Daniel Wills (AUS).
The event will be webcast LIVE via http://live.ripcurl.com/
REMAINING RIP CURL PRO SEARCH ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS
Heat 11: Dane Reynolds (USA) vs. Daniel Wills (AUS)
Heat 12: Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) vs. Leonardo Neves (BRA)
Heat 13: Pancho Sullivan (HAW) vs. Neco Padaratz (BRA)
Heat 14: Jay Thompson (AUS) vs. Mikael Picon (FRA)
Heat 15: Ben Dunn (AUS) vs. Heitor Alves (BRA)
Heat 16: Luke Munro (AUS) vs. Mick Campbell (AUS)
RIP CURL PRO SEARCH ROUND 2 RESULTS
Heat 1: Taj Burrow (AUS) 13.34 def. Komang "Gogo" Suijaya (IDN) 5.53
Heat 2: Bede Durbidge (AUS) 18.46 def. Owen Wright (AUS) 15.73
Heat 3: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 14.17 def. I Made Garut Widiart (IDN) 7.40
Heat 4: Bobby Martinez (USA) 18.16 def. Bruno Santos (BRA) 10.57
Heat 5: Jeremy Flores (FRA) 9.67 def. Ricky Basnett (ZAF) 4.63
Heat 6: Adrian Buchan (AUS) 17.90 def. Dan Ross (AUS) 9.80
Heat 7: Tom Whitaker (AUS) 9.27 def. Jihad Khodr (BRA) 7.50
Heat 8: Tim Reyes (USA) 10.17 def. Travis Logie (ZAF) 5.77
Heat 9: Ben Bourgeois (USA) 12.50 def. Taylor Knox (USA) 9.66
Heat 10: Royden Bryson (ZAF) 10.27 def. Jordy Smith (ZAF) 6.67