This was going to be a preview post for the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast and I was going to discuss the first event of the 2011 ASP World Tour and all that good stuff, but since it’s already tomorrow in Australia, I’ve got to skip all that and tell you that the contest is ON! Ahhhh, timezones! It’s just about 8am in Australia and Round 1 heats of the Men’s competition are in the water at Snapper Rocks and surfing in clean 2 – 4 foot waves. They plan on running all of the round 1 heats and then hopefully kick off the Women’s heats afterwards.
Sorry I don’t have more of a post for ya but below are the Round 1 heat matchups and we’ll have some more coverage as the contest continues in the coming days.
You can watch the LIVE webcast of the contest over atÂ quiksilverpro.com.
ROUND 1 Heats:
Heat 1: Adrian Buchan (AUS), Heitor Alves (BRA), Julian Wilson (AUS)
Heat 2: Bede Durbidge (AUS), Matt Wilkinson (AUS), Gabe Kling (USA)
Heat 3: Mick Fanning (AUS), Bobby Martinez (USA), Cory Lopez (USA)
Heat 4: Taj Burrow (AUS), Fredrick Patacchia (HAW), Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
Heat 5: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Patrick Gudauskas (USA), Mitch Crews (AUS)
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA), Kai Otton (AUS), Matt Banting (AUS)
Heat 7: Owen Wright (AUS), Taylor Knox (USA), Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 8: Jeremy Flores (FRA), Brett Simpson (USA), Josh Kerr (AUS)
Heat 9: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Joel Parkinson (AUS), Alejo Muniz (BRA)
Heat 10: Michel Bourez (PYF), C.J. Hobgood (USA), Daniel Ross (AUS)
Heat 11: Chris Davidson (AUS), Kieren Perrow (AUS), Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 12: Jadson Andre (BRA), Damien Hobgood (USA), Tiago Pires (PRT)
Click below to watch the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Trailer.