Rip Curl Pro Search Round 2 ON at Primary Venue 'Somewhere' in Indo

SOMEWHERE, Indonesia (Thursday, July 31, 2008) - The Rip Curl Pro Search, stop No. 6 on the 2008 ASP World Tour, is back to the primary venue 'somewhere' in Indonesia and will see Round 2 hit the water at 8am in solid six foot (2 metre) surf.

"The swell has subsided a bit from yesterday so we're back to our primary venue where there are beautiful six foot (2 metre) lefthanders reeling all the way down the point," Damien Hardman, Rip Curl Pro Search Contest Director, said. "We'll be getting Round 2 underway at 8am and we'll be looking to run all 16 heats by day's end."

Yesterday's Rip Curl Pro Search saw incredible Round 1 action with standouts Kelly Slater (USA), Andy Irons (HAW), Joel Parkinson (AUS), Bruce Irons (HAW), Chris Ward (USA) and Kieren Perrow (AUS) all setting the performance benchmark.

Today will see the elimination Round 2 begin at 8am and will feature highly-anticipated match-ups of Bede Durbidge (AUS) and Owen Wright (AUS), Tim Reyes (USA) and Travis Logie (ZAF), Jordy Smith (ZAF) and Royden Bryson (ZAF) among others.

Surfline, official forecasters for the 2008 Rip Curl Pro Search, are calling for today's solid Southwest swell to maintain throughout the day before ping slightly in the late afternoon.

First up will be current ASP World No. 5 Taj Burrow up against wildcard Komang "Gogo" Suijaya (IDN).

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

RIP CURL PRO SEARCH ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS

Heat 1: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Komang "Gogo" Suijaya (IDN)
Heat 2: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Owen Wright (AUS)
Heat 3: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. I Made Garut Widiart (IDN)
Heat 4: Bobby Martinez (USA) vs. Bruno Santos (BRA)
Heat 5: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Ricky Basnett (ZAF)
Heat 6: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Dan Ross (AUS)
Heat 7: Tom Whitaker (AUS) vs. Jihad Khodr (BRA)
Heat 8: Tim Reyes (USA) vs. Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 9: Taylor Knox (USA) vs. Ben Bourgeois (USA)
Heat 10: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Royden Bryson (ZAF)
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 1 RESULTS

Heat 1: Rodrigo Dornelles (BRA) 10.90, Jeremy Flores (FRA) 9.87, Jay Thompson (AUS) 7.73
Heat 2: Damien Hobgood (USA) 10.90, Bobby Martinez (USA) 7.50, Travis Logie (ZAF) 3.13
Heat 3: Tiago Pires (PRT) 12.10, Adriano de Souza (BRA) 11.34, Pancho Sullivan (HAW) 9.10
Heat 4: C.J. Hobgood (USA) 15.84, Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 15.33, Jihad Khodr (BRA) N/S
Heat 5: Andy Irons (HAW) 18.40, Dane Reynolds (USA) 10.17, Daniel Ross (AUS) 5.37
Heat 6: Roy Powers (HAW) 14.00, Bede Durbidge (AUS) 12.34, Ricky Basnett (ZAF) 11.23
Heat 7: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 18.40, Bruno Santos (BRA) 18.03, Jordy Smith (ZAF) 14.50
Heat 8: Kelly Slater (USA) 19.17, Tim Reyes (USA) 15.00, Komang "Gogo" Suijaya (IDN) 9.33
Heat 9: Mick Fanning (AUS) 14.67, Taylor Knox (USA) 6.93, Owen Wright (AUS) 6.60
Heat 10: Bruce Irons (HAW) 17.77, I Made Garut Widiart (IDN), 12.43, Taj Burrow (AUS) 11.83
Heat 11: Chris Ward (USA) 17.03, Ben Bourgeois (USA) 16.23, Adrian Buchan (AUS) 16.00
Heat 12: Kai Otton (AUS) 15.10, Ben Dunn (AUS) 10.84, Royden Bryson (ZAF) 10.40
Heat 13: Luke Stedman (AUS) 8.50, Luke Munro (AUS) 8.00, Daniel Wills (AUS) 6.10
Heat 14: bDean Morrison (AUS) 14.80, Leonardo Neves (BRA) 14.44, Mick Campbell (AUS) 12.90
Heat 15: Kieren Perrow (AUS) 17.70, Tom Whitaker (AUS) 10.67, Neco Padaratz (BRA) N/S
Heat 16: Dayyan Neve (AUS) 15.83, Heitor Alves (BRA) 10.53, Mikael Picon (FRA) 10.17

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