Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro Off Today – Swell Projected For Coming Days

IMBITUBA, Santa Catarina (Tuesday, June 30, 2009) – Another lay day has been called for the Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro, Stop No. 4 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, with only small two-to-three foot (1 metre) waves on offer at Praia Vila this morning.

Swell models are projecting some solid pulses to tomorrow and Thursday, and with only two days of competition remaining in the Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro, event organizers will look to finish in the best conditions possible.

“The winds have calmed since yesterday but the surf has ped as well,” Perry Hatchett, ASP Head Judge, said. “We’ve called competition off for today, but are tracking some swell models that look to be coming from a better direction over the next couple of days so we’ll be back tomorrow morning for a possible Round 3 start.”

Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. to assess conditions for a possible Round 3 8am start.

When Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro competition recommences, first up will be defending event champ Bede Durbidge (AUS), 26, up against ASP Dream Tour rookie Michel Bourez (PYF), 23.

Highlights from past days’ Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro will be available via aspworldtour.com.

For more information, log onto aspworldtour.com.

HANG LOOSE SANTA CATARINA PRO ROUND 3 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1:
Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Michel Bourez (PYF)
Heat 2: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Heitor Alves (BRA)
Heat 3: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Tim Boal (FRA)
Heat 4: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Greg Emslie (ZAF)
Heat 5: Bobby Martinez (USA) vs. Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 6: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Dustin Barca (HAW)
Heat 7: Kekoa Bacalso (HAW) vs. Dean Morrison (AUS)
Heat 8: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Neco Padaratz (BRA)
Heat 9: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Nathaniel Curran (USA)
Heat 10: Dayyan Neve (AUS) vs. Tim Reyes (USA)
Heat 11: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Ben Dunn (AUS)
Heat 12: Tom Whitaker (AUS) vs. Chris Davidson (AUS)
Heat 13: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Michael Picon (FRA)
Heat 14: Mick Campbell (AUS) vs. Josh Kerr (AUS)
Heat 15: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Roy Powers (HAW)
Heat 16: Taylor Knox (USA) vs. Chris Ward (USA)