It has been a frustrating eight days without surf at the ASP Billabong Pro Tahiti but all that changes today as the action gets back underway. You can watch every wave live at redbull.tv.
The fifth stop of the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour has seen the world’s best surfers without waves for the past week. However, a swell has been building off the coast of Tahiti and Sunday will see the surf return to the area.
Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge, has been working with the forecast team and is confident that the surf will arrive on Sunday.
“As expected the swell did not fill on Saturday but we anticipate a modest swell to have built through the night. Sunday will then bring a secondary stronger swell that will begin to hit and set up a good finish.”
Surfers have been told that when the waves arrive the action will be thick and fast with only two days remaining to finish off the competition. Riding the first waves will two-time ASP World Champion and current ASP WCT No. 1 Mick Fanning (AUS) up against Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) in the opening heat of Round 3.
Take a trip to Tahiti and dip your toes into the live action at redbull.tv.
BILLABONG PRO TAHITI ROUND 3 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)
Heat 2: Julian Wilson (AUS) vs. Adrian Buchan (AUS)
Heat 3: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Kai Ottonn (AUS)
Heat 4: Owen Wright (AUS) vs. Miguel Pupo (BRA)
Heat 5: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Michel Bourez (PYF)
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Ricardo dos Santos (BRA)
Heat 7: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Taylor Knox (USA)
Heat 8: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Heitor Alves (BRA)
Heat 9: Josh Kerr (AUS) vs. Damien Hobgood (USA)
Heat 10: John John Florence (HAW) vs. Brett Simpson (USA)
Heat 11: Gabriel Medina (BRA) vs. Alejo Muniz (BRA)
Heat 12: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Kieren Perrow (AUS)