It’s already tomorrow in Australia which means it’s the first day of the waiting period for the 2012 Rip Curl Pro Bells. As per the 7am call it looks like the women will be first in the water to kick things off. Heat 1 of the first round is in the water now so tune in to the live webcast.
The most obvious way to watch all the action is online at live.ripcurl.com.
For our friends in Australia and Portugal, cruise on over to whatever channel Fuel TV is on your television. Brazil fans get to watch on ESPN (awesome). For the fine folks in France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Switzerland, Africa and Mauritius find MCS Extrême on the television for the live broadcast.
The men’s and women’s first round heat matchups are below.
Mens Round 1 Heat Match-Ups
Heat 1: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Kieren Perrow (AUS), Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)
Heat 2: Owen Wright (AUS), Bede Durbidge (AUS), Patrick Gudauskas (USA)
Heat 3: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Raoni Monteiro (BRA), Taylor Knox (USA)
Heat 4: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Adam Melling (AUS), Kai Otton (AUS)
Heat 5: Taj Burrow (AUS), Kolohe Andino (USA), Nic Muscroft (AUS)
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA), Brett Simpson (USA), Davey Cathels (AUS)
Heat 7: Julian Wilson (AUS), Jeremy Flores (FRA), Yadin Nicol (AUS)
Heat 8: Gabriel Medina (BRA), Mick Fanning (AUS), Jadson Andre (BRA)
Heat 9: Josh Kerr (AUS), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 10: Michel Bourez (PYF), Damien Hobgood (USA), C.J. Hobgood (USA)
Heat 11: Alejo Muniz (BRA), John John Florence (HAW), Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 12: Heitor Alves (BRA), Miguel Pupo (BRA), Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Womens Round 1 Heat Match-Ups
Heat 1: Laura Enever (AUS), Paige Hareb (NZL), Rebecca Woods (AUS)
Heat 2: Tyler Wright (AUS), Malia Manuel (HAW), Jacqueline Silva (BRA)
Heat 3: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Lakey Peterson (USA), Nikki Van Dyke (AUS)
Heat 4: Carissa Moore (AUS), Pauline Ado (FRA), Justine Dupont (FRA)
Heat 5: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Coco Ho (HAW), Sage Erickson (USA)
Heat 6: Courtney Conlogue (USA), Sofia Mulanovich (PER), Sarah Mason (NZL)