Still no sign of any waves in Brazil. Head Judge Rich Porta said, “We don’t have much forecast for the opening half of the week, but we’re tracking a swell that will be moving into the area in a few days time. We’ll be back tomorrow morning to make another assessment."

The upshot for competitors is that Rio's got to have more extra curricular activities on offer than Tavarua, when their not being interviewed for their new series 'One Word'.

That said we've heard there have been some quite good waves in Tahiti and Fiji.

BILLABONG RIO PRO ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:

Heat 1: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Gustavo Fernandes (BRA)

Heat 2: Josh Kerr (AUS) vs. Messias Felix (BRA)

Heat 3: Julian Wilson (AUS) vs. Jack Freestone (AUS)

Heat 4: Jeremy Flores (BRA) vs. Ricardo dos Santos (BRA)

Heat 5: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Yadin Nicol (AUS)

Heat 6: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Dusty Payne (HAW)

Heat 7: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Raoni Monteiro (BRA)

Heat 8: Kai Otton (AUS) vs. Adam Melling (AUS)

Heat 9: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Brett Simpson (USA)

Heat 10: Travis Logie (ZAF) vs. Kieren Perrow (AUS)

Heat 11: Alejo Muniz (BRA) vs. Miguel Pupo (BRA)

Heat 12: Matt Wilkinson (AUS) vs. Filipe Toledo (BRA)