Billabong Pro Tahiti Calls Lay Day, Swell Forecast for the Weekend
By ASP | 24 August 2012
Kieren Perrow (AUS), 35, will take on Adriano de Souza (BRA), 25, in Round 3 of the Billabong Pro Tahiti when competition resumes.
With an eye on a building system at the end of the waiting period, and only small surf on offer today, event organizers at the Billabong Pro Tahiti have called competition off for the day.
Event No. 5 of 10 on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, the Billabong Pro Tahiti completed the opening two rounds of competition in the opening two days of the waiting period, but has since been in a holding pattern. Current forecast models suggest that the event will have the best opportunity to run in the last two days of the waiting period.
“Smaller than yesterday out there this morning so we’ve called competition off for the day,” Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said. “We don’t anticipate much to fill in until mid-to-late Saturday, but will be back tomorrow morning to make another assessment at that time.”
Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 6:30am to assess conditions for a possible 7am start.
Surfline, official forecasters for the Billabong Pro Tahiti, are calling for minor swell mix to continue today with a modest pick up of mixed southerly swell tomorrow. A medium size SW ground swell will move for the end of the waiting period, strongest on Sunday, with an even larger south swell now looking likely for Monday. Trades will increase on Thursday and are strong Friday through Monday.
Check the Highlights from the Billabong Pro Tahiti here
BILLABONG PRO TAHITI ROUND 3 MATCH-UPS: