Globe Pro Fiji to Kick Off in Flawless Restaurants at 8am
TAVARUA, Fiji (Sunday, May 25, 2008) – Round 1 of the Globe Pro Fiji will start at 8am in perfect conditions at Restaurants this morning. Today is the first official day of a 13-day waiting period for the fourth of 11 events on the ASP World Tour.
Photo: The view from the Tavarua restaurant - hence the name of the break.
“Conditions at Restaurants are a flawless six foot this morning,” Contest Director Steve Robertson said. “It’s a dream start for what is lining up to be an amazing event back in Fiji.”
Event officials have made a call to run all 16 heats of Round 1 and put the first four heats of Round 2 on standby.
“The afternoon should be as good as it ever gets so we are not going to stop until we have to,” Robertson said.
Adrian Buchan (AUS), Jordy Smith (ZAF) and Royden Bryson (ZAF) will surf the first heat of the day.
Globe Pro Fiji Round 1 Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Adrian Buchan (AUS), Jordy Smith (ZAF), Royden Bryson (ZAF)
Heat 2: Bobby Martinez (USA), Luke Munro (AUS), Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 3: Kai Otton (AUS), Ben Dunn (AUS), Jihad Khodr (BRA)
Heat 4: Jeremy Flores (FRA), Damien Hobgood (USA), Daniel Ross (AUS)
Heat 5: Andy Irons (HAW), Neco Padaratz (BRA), Ricky Basnett (ZAF)
Heat 6: Bede Durbidge (AUS), Bruce Irons (HAW), Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 7: Taj Burrow (AUS), Dayyan Neve (AUS), Aritz Aranburu (EUK)
Heat 8: Kelly Slater (USA), Taylor Knox (USA), Isei Tokoea (FIJ)
Heat 9: Mick Fanning (AUS), Tim Reyes (USA), Mark Occhilupo (AUS)
Heat 10: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Pancho Sullivan (HAW), Yadin Nicol (AUS)
Heat 11: C.J. Hobgood (USA), Jay Thompson (AUS), Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)
Heat 12: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Roy Powers (HAW), Chris Ward (USA)
Heat 13: Dean Morrison (AUS), Mikael Picon (FRA), Heitor Alves (BRA)
Heat 14: Luke Stedman (AUS), Leonardo Neves (BRA), Rodrigo Dornelles (BRA)
Heat 15: Dane Reynolds (USA), Daniel Wills (AUS), Kieren Perrow (AUS)
Heat 16: Tom Whitaker (AUS), Ben Bourgeois (USA), Michael Campbell (AUS)
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