Holding Pattern Continues at Billabong Pro Tahiti, Swell on the Horizon
By ASP | 22 August 2012
While the surf may have taken a breather at the Billabong Pro Tahiti, the beautiful sunsets certainly haven’t. © ASP/ Kirstin
The holding pattern continues at the Billabong Pro Tahiti as small surf has forced event organizers to call the fourth, consecutive lay day.
Event No. 5 of 10 on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, the Billabong Pro Tahiti got off to a quick start, completing Rounds 1 and 2 in the opening days of the window. An unfavorable swell pattern has since forced event organizers to postpone the recommencement of competition until conditions improve.
“As expected, surf remains small today and we’ve call a lay day for competition.,” Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said. “The next few days look like they’ll have similar conditions and we’re still tracking a model that could provide waves for the last two days of the waiting period. We’ll be back each day to reassess and make a call then.
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 mall scale, fading surf to take over today, with flat/near flat conditions for Wednesday and into Thursday. A slight pick up occurs on Friday (although still small scale). We’re tracking a medium size SW ground swell to end the waiting period on Sunday and Monday the 26th-27th.
Check out Trackmag.com's tips and preditions for the event HERE
BILLABONG PRO TAHITI ROUND 3 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)