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Storm forces lay-day in Brazil

Storm forces lay-day in Brazil
By Eurosport

17/05/2011 at 17:13Updated 17/05/2011 at 17:16

Inclement weather has forced another lay-day at the men’s Billabong Rio Pro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The third stop on the ASP World Tour, the Billabong Rio Pro has already seen 18-year-old Carissa Moore claim the women’s crown, but the men will have to wait at least one more day to begin their tournament after extreme wind and stormy conditions forced organisers to postpone Tuesday’s opening round.

    “Unfortunately we’ve got bad winds and are definitely not running today,” ASP International Head Judge Richie Porta said.

    “The good news is we’ve got swell on the rise and conditions have been forecasted to improve and we’re looking to get things started tomorrow.

    Organisers will reconvene at 7am tomorrow to reassess conditions.

    Billabong Rio Pro Round 1 Match Ups:
    Heat 1: Owen Wright (AUS), Heitor Alves (BRA), Bobby Martinez (USA)
    Heat 2: Adrian Buchan (AUS), Adam Melling (AUS), Kai Otton (AUS)
    Heat 3: Taj Burrow (AUS), Alejo Muniz (BRA), TBA
    Heat 4: Mick Fanning (AUS), Dusty Payne (HAW), TBA
    Heat 5: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Patrick Gudauskas (USA), TBA
    Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA), Julian Wilson (AUS), TBA
    Heat 7: Bede Durbidge (AUS), Jadson Andre (BRA), Gabe Kling (USA)
    Heat 8: Jeremy Flores (FRA), C.J. Hobgood (USA), Josh Kerr (AUS)
    Heat 9: Damien Hobgood (USA), Tiago Pires (PRT), Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
    Heat 10: Michel Bourez (PYF), Chris Davidson (AUS), Cory Lopez (USA)
    Heat 11: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Kieren Perrow (AUS), Daniel Ross (AUS)
    Heat 12: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Matt Wilkinson (AUS), Taylor Knox (USA)