Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach On; Watch It Live

Brett Simpson. Photo: ASP/Robertson

Brett Simpson. Photo: ASP/Robertson

THIRTEENTH BEACH, Victoria/Australia (Tuesday, April 6, 2010) – The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach presented by SNICKERS has relocated to nearby Thirteenth Beach for Round 2 of competition, commencing at 9am.

Stop No. 2 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Rip Curl Pro completed the opening round of competition over the weekend at the primary site of Bells Beach. However, with small surf on offer at Bells and lack of contestable banks available at the secondary site of Johanna, event organizers have arranged to run today in the punchy two-to-three foot (1 metre) peaks of Thirteenth Beach.

“We’ve seen a slight increase in surf throughout the morning and we’ll be commencing competition at 9am,” Damien Hardman, Rip Curl Pro Contest Director, said. “It’s not ideal, but it looks like it will be our best opportunity to run and we’re hoping conditions improve throughout the day.”

First up this morning is Bede Durbidge (AUS), 27, against wildcard Stuart Kennedy (AUS), 20.

The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach presented by SNICKERS will be webcast LIVE via www.live.ripcurl.com

The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach will be televised LIVE in Australia on FUEL TV. For more information, check out www.foxsports.com.au/fueltv

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RIP CURL PRO BELLS BEACH ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Stuart Kennedy (AUS)
Heat 2: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Gabriel Medina (BRA)
Heat 3: Bobby Martinez (USA) vs. Adam Robertson (AUS)
Heat 4: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Neco Padaratz (BRA)
Heat 5: Dane Reynolds (USA) vs. Blake Thornton (AUS)
Heat 6: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Marco Polo (BRA)
Heat 7: Taylor Knox (USA) vs. Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 8: Kieren Perrow (AUS) vs. Tanner Gudauskas (USA)
Heat 9: Dean Morrison (AUS) vs. Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Heat 10: Kai Otton (AUS) vs. Nate Yeomans (USA)
Heat 11: Chris Davidson (AUS) vs. Jay Thompson (AUS)
Heat 12: Daniel Ross (AUS) vs. Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 13: Kekoa Bacalso (HAW) vs. Brett Simpson (USA)
Heat 14: Mick Campbell (AUS) vs. Drew Courtney (AUS)
Heat 15: Jadson Andre (BRA) vs. Luke Munro (AUS)
Heat 16: Ben Dunn (AUS) vs. Owen Wright (AUS)

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach pres. by SNICKERS
Stop No. 2 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour
Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach pres. by Ford Fiesta
Stop No. 2 of 9 on the 2010 ASP Women’s World Tour
Bells Beach, Torquay, Victoria, Australia
March 30 – April 10, 2010