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Oakley Pro Bali Competition Called Off for Today, Swell Projected for Coming Days

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Michel Bourez (PYF), 27, warms up at Keramas. “The Spartan” will take on Gabriel Medina (BRA), 19, in Round 3 of the Oakley Pro Bali.

Michel Bourez (PYF), 27, warms up at Keramas. “The Spartan” will take on Gabriel Medina (BRA), 19, in Round 3 of the Oakley Pro Bali.
Image Credit: ASP / SCHOLTZ

KERAMAS, Bali/Indonesia (Monday, June 24, 2013) – Oakley Pro Bali event organizers have called competition off for today with only small one-to-two foot (0.5 metre) waves on offer at the primary site of Keramas.

Stop No. 5 of 10 on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), the Oakley Pro Bali completed Rounds 1 and 2 in excellent conditions at the high-performance righthander and could potentially resume competition as early as tomorrow.

“Small surf today and we’ve called a lay day for competition,” Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said. “Swell projections have the biggest system of the window moving into the area in the coming days so we’ll be back early tomorrow morning to make another assessment.”

Event organizers will reconvene at 6:30am to assess conditions for a potential 6:45am start.

When competition resumes, up first will be Taj Burrow (AUS), 35, up against Miguel Pupo (BRA), 21, in the opening heat of Round 3.

Highlights from the Oakley Pro Bali will be available via www.oakleyprobali.com

Surfline, official forecasters for the Oakley Pro Bali are calling for:

A series of solid SW to SSW swells remain on track for the last several days of the waiting period, Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com

Heat 1:
Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Miguel Pupo (BRA)
Heat 2: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Adrian Buchan (AUS)
Heat 3: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Damien Hobgood (USA)
Heat 4: Josh Kerr (AUS) vs. Filipe Toledo (BRA)
Heat 5: Sebastian Zietz (HAW) vs. John John Florence (HAW)
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Putra Hermawan (IDN)
Heat 7: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Yadin Nicol (AUS)
Heat 8: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Julian Wilson (AUS)
Heat 9: Nat Young (USA) vs. Kai Otton (AUS)
Heat 10: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Heat 11: Gabriel Medina (BRA) vs. Michel Bourez (PYF)
Heat 12: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)

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