No Competition Today at Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, Promising Swell Anticipated for Coming Days

Courtesy of WSL – World Surf League

  • Swell on the Way for Final Three Days of Stop No. 2
  • Next Call Tomorrow, April 25, at 6:40 AM AEST
  • More Available at WorldSurfLeague.com

Pictured: 2019 CT Rookie Soli Bailey (AUS) will be against Conner Coffin (USA) in Heat 3 of Round 3 at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach. 
Credit: © WSL / Dunbar
BELLS BEACH, Victoria/AUS (Wednesday, April 24, 2019) – The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, Stop No. 2 on the 2019 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), will be off again today due to small surf, but with the expectation that the coming days will see a significant improvement in the conditions. There will be an ANZAC Day ceremony tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m. and the call will be tomorrow at 7:40 a.m. for a possible start at 8:10 a.m. AEST.

“There are no waves on offer this morning so we will not be running any heats today,” said WSL Competition Director, Kieren Perrow. “The great news is we’ve got a really exciting three days coming up. We have a couple of swells building into Friday afternoon and significant size for Bells. We will have really great waves with a finish on Saturday in pumping surf. Tomorrow we will have an ANZAC Day ceremony at 8:00 a.m. and we are looking to get underway just after that. We’ve set the call time at 7:40 a.m. to confirm the start time. We are looking forward to a great couple of days.”
Bells’ Best Contest Swell
With another lay day, anticipation continues to build for the next swell and upcoming Round 3 matchups. The opening men’s heat will see World Title hopeful Julian Wilson (AUS) take on 11-time WSL Champion Kelly Slater (USA). Both surfers will look to bounce back from sub-par results at Stop No. 1 on the Gold Coast.

When competition continues, injury replacement Sage Erickson (USA) will battle for a big result in the all-Californian matchup with World Title hopeful Lakey Peterson (USA) in the opening Heat of Round 1.
The next call for the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach will be tomorrow at 7:40 a.m. AEST, when event organizers will reassess the conditions to decide the event’s start time and schedule. 

The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach will be broadcast LIVE on WorldSurfLeague.com and Facebook.com/WSL . Also check local listings for coverage from the WSL’s broadcast partners. 
Surfline Forecast for the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Men’s Round 3 Matchups: 
Heat 1: Julian Wilson (AUS) vs. Kelly Slater (USA)  
Heat 2: Peterson Crisanto (BRA) vs. Michael Rodrigues (BRA)
Heat 3: Conner Coffin (USA) vs. Soli Bailey (AUS)  
Heat 4: Michel Bourez (FRA) vs. Ryan Callinan (AUS)  
Heat 5: Filipe Toledo (BRA) vs. Caio Ibelli (BRA)  
Heat 6: Mikey Wright (AUS) vs. Seth Moniz (HAW)  
Heat 7: Kolohe Andino (USA) vs. Jacob Willcox (AUS)  
Heat 8: Wade Carmichael (AUS) vs. Deivid Silva (BRA)  
Heat 9: Gabriel Medina (BRA) vs. Reef Heazlewood (AUS)  
Heat 10: Willian Cardoso (BRA) vs. Yago Dora (BRA)  
Heat 11: Owen Wright (AUS) vs. Ricardo Christie (NZL)  
Heat 12: John John Florence (HAW) vs. Jadson Andre (BRA)  
Heat 13: Italo Ferreira (BRA) vs. Jack Freestone (AUS)  
Heat 14: Ezekiel Lau (HAW) vs. Jeremy Flores (FRA)  
Heat 15: Kanoa Igarashi (JPN) vs. Adrian Buchan (AUS)  
Heat 16: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA)

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Women’s Round 3 Matchups: 
Heat 1: Lakey Peterson (USA) vs. Sage Erickson (USA)  
Heat 2: Johanne Defay (FRA) vs. Coco Ho (HAW)  
Heat 3: Carissa Moore (HAW) vs. Macy Callaghan (AUS)  
Heat 4: Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) vs. Courtney Conlogue (USA)  
Heat 5: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) vs. Kobie Enright (AUS)  
Heat 6: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) vs. Malia Manuel (HAW)  
Heat 7: Caroline Marks (USA) vs. Bronte Macaulay (AUS)  
Heat 8: Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA) vs. Brisa Hennessy (CRI)

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