A second day of swell action is underway at the ASP Billabong Pro Tahiti. You can watch the world’s best surfers tackle the Teahupoo wave live at redbull.tv.
Julian Wilson was brought back down to earth after his win at the ASP Nike US Open of Surfing during the first round in Tahiti. Julian was beaten by fellow Aussie Matt Wilkinson and Brazilian Heitor Alves in his first round heat.
The disappointing first round result sees Julian come up against Willian Cardoso in a do or die battle for a place in the third round.
Julian will look to take advantage of improving conditions in Tahiti to make his mark on the competition. ASP International Head Judge Rich Porta is predicting a full day of action on Teahupoo’s infamous lefthander.
“Conditions have cleaned up a fair bit today and we’ll be getting the competition back underway early on day two. We anticipate completing the remaining 10 heats of Round 2 and have put Round 3 on standby for a possible start this afternoon.”
You can dip your toes into the action by watching all 11 days of the ASP Billabong Pro Tahiti live at redbull.tv.
BILLABONG PRO TAHITI REMAINING ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 3: Julian Wilson (AUS) vs. Willian Cardoso (BRA)
Heat 4: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 5: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Patrick Gudauskas (USA)
Heat 6: Alejo Muniz (BRA) vs. Jadson Andre (BRA)
Heat 7: Tiago Pires (PRT) vs. Kieren Perrow (AUS)
Heat 8: Miguel Pupo (BRA) vs. Yadin Nicol (AUS)
Heat 9: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Heat 10: Brett Simpson (USA) vs. Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 11: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)
Heat 12: Kai Otton (AUS) vs. Travis Logie (ZAF)