BOOST MOBILE PRO OF SURF WILL BE COMPLETED TOMORROW
News provided by ASP World Tour on 17 September 2005
The eyes of the surfing world will be on Trestles in Southern California tomorrow when surfers competing in the Boost Mobile Pro Of Surf presented by Quiksilver return to the water for round four.
The event, the eighth on the Foster’s ASP Men’s World Tour, was forced to take a day off today (Saturday) due to Californian State Park regulations requesting only one weekend day be used.
So far the Boost Mobile Pro has lucked into some incredible conditions and the masses on the beach and those glued to the live webcast have been treated to some of the best surfing seen this season.
Organisers are hopeful that the current run of swell hangs in until the completion of the event late tomorrow afternoon.
Creating a stir late today was the shock withdrawal of Troy Brooks (AUS) due to knee ligament damage. Injuring the knee while competing against Travis Logie (ZAF) yesterday, Brooks sought the advice of specialists who have advised him to rest.
An obviously disappointed Brooks was due to compete against Kelly Slater (USA) and given his recent strong form, Brooks would have enjoyed the prospect of giving the six-time world champ a run for his money. Instead he will be boarding a plane heading for his Gold Coast, Australia home.
Brooks’s injury is similar to the one that saw Joel Parkinson (AUS) withdraw from the previous event in Japan and from the Boost Mobile Pro.
Slater’s run will now be made a little easier as he will progress straight to the quarter-finals. But much interest will be focused on the Slater and Andy Irons (HAW) duel for ratings leadership especially since the two could potentially meet in the final for the third time in a row.
Out to thwart their campaigns in an attempt to reel in the duo’s lead will be Mick Fanning (AUS) and Trent Munro (AUS) ranked three and four respectively on the Foster’s ASP Men’s World Tour. A win by either of the Australians would seriously tighten the race heading into the three final events.
Remaining in the event are six Australians, four mainland Americans, two Hawaiians, two Brazilians and one South African.
Resuming at 8am the heat draw includes:
Heat 1: Taj Burrow (AUS) versus Jake Paterson (AUS)
Heat 2: Taylor Knox (USA) versus Trent Munro (AUS)
Heat 3: Kalani Robb (HAW) versus Tim Reyes (USA)
Heat 4: Kelly Slater (USA) receives a walk through
Heat 5: Andy Irons (HAW) versus Richie Lovett (AUS)
Heat 6: Phil Macdonald (AUS) versus Greg Emslie (ZAF)
Heat 7: Mick Fanning (AUS) versus Paulo Moura (BRA)
Heat 8: CJ Hobgood (USA) versus Victor Ribas (BRA)
Also to be completed tomorrow will be the Foster's Expression Session and a celebrity surf challlenge.
For all results of the Boost Mobile Pro presented by Quiksilver go to www.boostmobile.com or aspworldtour.com
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