The first contest of the 2013 tour, the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast, officially starts this weekend. With the waiting period set to run from March 2nd to March 13th we’ll be sure to see the world’s best throw down at Snapper Rocks,Â Australia. The preliminary forecasts are looking like there will be some decent waves for the first couple days with some more swell for the future. We’ll see some new names in the water this time around including rookies Nat Young and Glenn. All 12 heat match-ups of the first round are set and you can view them below.
QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1:Â Taj Burrow (AUS), Bede Durbidge (AUS), Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
Heat 2:Â Adriano de Souza (BRA), Travis Logie (ZAF), Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 3:Â John John Florence (HAW), Kai Otton (AUS), Patrick Gudauskas (USA)
Heat 4:Â Mick Fanning (AUS), Sebastian Zietz (HAW), Willian Cardoso (BRA)
Heat 5:Â Kelly Slater (USA), Kolohe Andino (USA), TBD
Heat 6:Â Joel Parkinson (AUS), Matt Wilkinson (AUS), TBD
Heat 7:Â Gabriel Medina (BRA), Kieren Perrow (AUS), Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 8:Â Josh Kerr (AUS), Alejo Muniz (BRA), Nat Young (USA)
Heat 9:Â Julian Wilson (AUS), Damien Hobgood (USA), Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 10:Â Owen Wright (AUS), Michel Bourez (PYF), Filipe Toledo (BRA)
Heat 11:Â Jeremy Flores (FRA), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Brett Simpson (USA)
Heat 12:Â Jordy Smith (ZAF), C.J. Hobgood (USA), Glenn Hall (IRL)
For the daily updates and the live webcast be sure to visitÂ quiksilverlive.com.