Royden Bryson

Royden Bryson (East London) made the most of the great conditions at Durban’s North Beach as he outsurfed Durban local Antonio Bortoletto in the Final of the ASP WQS 1-Star Lizzard Nando’s Surf Pro.

Bryson led from the start, and despite his best efforts, Bortoletto was unable to chase down Bryson’s eventual heat total of 12.25, coming close with a score of 11.90. Bryson and Bortoletto traded waves in a very closely contested Final, with Bryson adopting a high-risk approach by boosting a big and clean frontside 360 air.

The seventh edition of the contest, which was held between May 15 - 17, offered over US$10 000 in prize money available and featured an exciting man-on-man heat structure.

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Jordy Smith

The Billabong Pro Tahiti presented by Air Tahiti Nui, stop No. 3 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, has been called off again with only small, one-to-three foot (0.5 metre) waves and onshore winds on offer today at Teahupoo.

While event organizers went on hold for the majority of the day, optimal conditions never manifested and the Billabong Pro Tahiti entered into its fourth consecutive lay day.

“It’s disappointing again out here today and we’ve decided to call competition off again,” Luke Egan, Billabong Pro Tahiti Contest Director, said. “We’re monitoring some surf that is projected to come in tomorrow and Tuesday so we’ll be back tomorrow morning to make another call.”

Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow at 6:30am.

Surfline, official foreers for the Billabong Pro Tahiti, are calling for a moderate SW swell to arrive either late Monday or early Tuesday.

When competition resumes, up first will be Taylor Knox (USA), 27, up against Kai Otton (AUS), 29, in Heat 7 of Round 2.

Action from past days’ Billabong Pro Tahiti presented by Air Tahiti Nui is available via http://www.billabongpro.com/

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CJ Hobgood

The Billabong Pro Tahiti presented by Air Tahiti Nui, event No. 3 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, has been called off for the day, with only small, two-to-three foot (1 metre) waves on offer at Teahupoo today.

“Conditions are small today and too inconsistent to justify running with so much time remaining in the waiting period,” Luke Egan, Billabong Pro Tahiti Contest Director said. “We’re tracking some swell models over the next couple of days so hopefully tomorrow yields more promising conditions.”

Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 6:30am to assess conditions for a possible 7:30am start.

Surfline, official foreers for the Billabong Pro Tahiti, are calling for today’s remnants of the WSW swell to fade before a SE swell fills in through the next couple of days.

When competition resumes, up first will be Taylor Knox (USA), 27, up against Kai Otton (AUS), 29, in Heat 7 of Round 2.

Highlights from yesterday’s Billabong Pro Tahiti presented by Air Tahiti Nui are available at http://www.billabongpro.com/

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REMAINING BILLABONG PRO TAHITI ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 7: Taylor Knox (USA) vs. Kai Otton (AUS)
Heat 8: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Heiarii Williams (PYF)
Heat 9: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Andy Irons (HAW)
Heat 10: Bobby Martinez (USA) vs. Dayyan Neve (AUS)
Heat 11: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Dustin Barca (HAW)
Heat 12: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Heitor Alves (BRA)
Heat 13: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Aritz Aranburu (EUK)
Heat 14: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Dean Morrison (AUS)
Heat 15: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Ben Dunn (AUS)
Heat 16: Tom Whitaker (AUS) vs. Tim Boal (FRA)

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