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BILLABONG RIO PRO EVENT 3 CALLED ON

May 9, 2013

BARRA DA TIJUCA, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil (Thursday, May 9, 2013) – The Billabong Rio Pro, Event No. 3 of 10 on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), has been called on this morning in clean three-to-five foot (1 – 1.5 metre) waves at the primary site of Barra da Tijuca.

Round 1 will commence at 7:30am, immediately following the one-heat Trials which will run at 7am. Round 1 of the Colgate Plax Girls Rio Pro has been placed on standby for a possible start this afternoon.

“Good surf and clean winds on offer this morning and we’ve called Round 1 of the men’s on at 7:30am,” Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said. “We have placed Round 1 of the women on standby for a possible run this afternoon and will monitor conditions throughout the day and make adjustments as necessary. Good luck to all our competitors today.”

Up first this morning will be Josh Kerr (AUS), 29, Alejo Muniz (BRA), 23, and Patrick Gudauskas (USA), 27, in the opening heat of the Billabong Rio Pro.

The Billabong Rio Pro and Colgate Plax Girls Rio Pro will be webcast LIVE via http://wctbrasil.com/rio13

For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com

BILLABONG RIO PRO ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1:
Josh Kerr (AUS), Alejo Muniz (BRA), Patrick Gudauskas (USA)
Heat 2: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Matt Wilkinson (AUS), Yadin Nicol (AUS)
Heat 3: Taj Burrow (AUS), Sebastian Zietz (HAW), TBD
Heat 4: Mick Fanning (AUS), Filipe Toledo (BRA), TBD
Heat 5: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Miguel Pupo (BRA), TBD
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA), Kieren Perrow (AUS), TBD
Heat 7: Julian Wilson (AUS), Travis Logie (ZAF), Glenn Hall (IRL)
Heat 8: Gabriel Medina (BRA), Damien Hobgood (USA), Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 9: Jeremy Flores (FRA), Nat Young (USA), Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
Heat 10: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Kai Otton (AUS), Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 11: Michel Bourez (PYF), Bede Durbidge (AUS), Brett Simpson (USA)
Heat 12: C.J. Hobgood (USA), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Kolohe Andino (USA)

COLGATE PLAX GIRLS RIO PRO ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1:
Lakey Peterson (USA), Bianca Buitendag (ZAF), Rebecca Woods (AUS)
Heat 2: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Paige Hareb (NZL), Sage Erickson (USA)
Heat 3: Carissa Moore (HAW), Silvana Lima (BRA), TBD
Heat 4: Tyler Wright (AUS), Malia Manuel (HAW), Phillip Anderson (AUS)
Heat 5: Courtney Conlogue (USA), Laura Enever (AUS), Alize Arnaud (FRA)
Heat 6: Coco Ho (HAW), Alana Blanchard (HAW), Pauline Ado (FRA)

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