Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2009 is on
The second stop on the ASP World Tour is under way at Bells Beach, incorporating the all new man-on-man elimination format.
Surf is currently around the three to four foot (1 metre) mark, and with conditions clearing up, competition is on. Rip Curl Contest Director, Damien Hardmen had this to say, “We’re planning to have a full day of waves so we plan on running Round 1, and with the new format providing zero room for error, our surfers will need to be on their game."
Match-ups for rounds one are as follows:
RIP CURL PRO BELLS BEACH ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: David Weare (ZAF) vs. Nathaniel Curran (USA) Heat 2: Roy Powers (HAW) vs. Michel Bourez (PYF) Heat 3: Heitor Alves (BRA) vs. Jay Thompson (AUS) Heat 4: Taylor Knox (USA) vs. Phillip MacDonald (AUS)) Heat 5: Dayyan Neve (AUS) vs. Marlon Lipke (DEU) Heat 6: Kieren Perrow (AUS) vs. Aritz Aranburu (EUK) Heat 7: Jihad Khodr (BRA) vs. Patrick Gudauskas (USA) Heat 8: Dane Reynolds (USA) vs. Owen Wright (AUS) Heat 9: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Matt Wilkinson (AUS) Heat 10: Chris Davidson (AUS) vs. Adam Robertson (AUS) Heat 11: Josh Kerr (AUS) vs. Mick Campbell (AUS) Heat 12: Nic Muscroft (AUS) vs. Dean Morrison (AUS) Heat 13: Kekoa Bacalso (HAW) vs. Ben Dunn (AUS) Heat 14: Greg Emslie (ZAF) vs. Drew Courtney (AUS) Heat 15: Tim Boal (FRA) vs. Mikael Picon (FRA) Heat 16: Dustin Barca (HAW) vs. Tiago Pires (PRT)