Rip Curl Pro Search On, Could Finish Today

Jordy Smith, the only man standing between Kelly Slater and 10 World Titles. Photo courtesy ASP/Cestari

Jordy Smith, the only man standing between Kelly Slater and 10 World Titles. Photo courtesy ASP/Cestari

SOMEWHERE, Porta Del Sol/Puerto Rico (Saturday, November 6, 2010) – The Rip Curl Pro Search Puerto Rico has been called on this morning with Round 5 heading out in clean three-to-four foot (1.5 metre) waves in Porta Del Sol at 10:30am.

Event No. 9 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Rip Curl Pro Search Puerto Rico could potentially finish today with the battle for the 2010 ASP World Title reaching a fever pitch between Kelly Slater (USA), 38, and Jordy Smith (ZAF), 22.

“The tide is resetting itself and we’re planning on commencing competition at 10:30am,” Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said. “We’ll monitor conditions throughout the morning with the potential to finish and crown a champion by day’s end.”

Up first this morning will be Taj Burrow (AUS), 32, up against Taylor Knox (USA), 39, in the opening heat of Round 5.

The Rip Curl Pro Search Puerto Rico will be webcast LIVE via live.ripcurl.com.

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

For more information, log onto aspworldtour.com.

RIP CURL PRO SEARCH PUERTO RICO ROUND 5 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1:
Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Jeremy Flores (FRA)
Heat 2: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Taylor Knox (USA)
Heat 3: Owen Wright (AUS) vs. Michel Bourez (PYF)
Heat 4: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Chris Davidson (AUS)