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VON ZIPPER TRIALS TO BEGIN AT 7.30am
News provided by ASP World Tour on 14 July 2006
Although it’s wet and wild the swell has risen over night and Jeffreys Bay, South Africa is shooting through its typical long winding walls right down the point.
Former Foster’s ASP Men’s World Tourer now big-wave legend, Contest Director Mike Parsons had no hesitation in giving the nod to sending out the three heats of the Von Zipper Trials, beginning at 7.30am local time and following on he will assess conditions and determine whether to run round one of the main event – the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay.
The area has been plagued by small waves over the past few days and competitors in the event have been eager for the famed righthander to come to life.
VZ Wildcard Trials feature six South Africans and six up-and-coming international stars.
The three heat winners if the Von Zipper Trials will be allocated places in the main draw.
Von Zipper Trials:
Stirling Spencer (USA)
Luke Dorrington (AUS)
Warwick Wright (ZAF)
Ryan Payne (ZAF)
Jordy Smith ZAF
Shane Thorne ZAF
Laurie Towner (AUS)
James Wood (AUS)
Wade Goodall (AUS)
Shaun Payne (ZAF)
Tiago Pires (POR)
Sean Holmes (ZAF)
Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay Round One:
Heat 1: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs Troy Brooks (AUS) vs Davey Weare (ZAF)
Heat 2: CJ Hobgood (USA) vs Paulo Moura (BRA) vs Jarrad Howse (AUS)
Heat 3: Bruce Irons (HAW) vs Darren O’Rafferty (AUS) vs Toby Martin (AUS)
Heat 4: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs Trent Munro (AUS) vs Pedro Henrique (BRA)
Heat 5: Taylor Knox (USA) vs Greg Emslie (ZAF) vs Roy Powers (HAW)
Heat 6: Bobby Martinez (USA) vs Mark Occhilupo (AUS) vs Yuri Sodre (BRA)
Heat 7: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs Luke Stedman (AUS) vs wildcard (HAW)
Heat 8: Kelly Slater (USA) vs Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs wildcard
Heat 9: Andy Irons (HAW) vs Danny Wills (AUS) vs wildcard
Heat 10: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs Fred Patacchia (HAW) vs wildcard
Heat 11: Tim Reyes (USA) vs Jake Paterson (AUS) vs Peterson Rosa (BRA)
Heat 12: Dean Morrison (AUS) vs Nathan Hedge (AUS) vs Mikael Picon (FRA)
Heat 13: Cory Lopez (USA) vs Chris Ward (USA) vs Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
Heat 14: Tom Whitaker (AUS) vs Mick Lowe (AUS) vs Marcelo Nunes (BRA)
Heat 15: Phil Macdonald (AUS) vs Pancho Sullivan (HAW) vs Victor Ribas (BRA)
Heat 16: Shaun Cansdell (AUS) vs Travis Logie (ZAF) vs Adriano de Souza (BRA)