Lay Day Called for Tahiti Pro Teahupo’o

Courtesy of WSL – World Surf League

–  No Competition Today, Next Call Tomorrow at 7AM
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2018 CT rookie Yago Dora (BRA) will be up against replacement surfer Mikey Wright (AUS) Round 3 Heat 9 when the Tahiti Pro resumes. Credit: © WSL / Cestari


Location:       Teahupo’o, Tahiti 
Event window:    August 10 – 21, 2018
Today’s call:    No competition today
Conditions:    Inconsistent two-to-three (1 metre) waves
TEAHUPO’O, Tahiti (Wednesday, August 15, 2018) – After assessing conditions throughout the morning, event organizers have decided to call a lay day for the Tahiti Pro Teahupo’o with the projected swell failing to arrive in time for a start this afternoon.

“We were hoping the swell would materialize today but it, unfortunately, hasn’t yet,” Kieren Perrow, WSL Commissioner, said. “We believe it will fill in this evening and we’ll take a close look at recommencing in the morning.”

When competition resumes, Jordy Smith (ZAF) will face Michael February (ZAF) in Heat 1 of Round 3.

Surfline, official forecaster for the Tahiti Pro, are calling for:

Tracking longer period SW swell due to top out on Thursday with sets up to chest-head high and favorable ESE Trades, although inconsistent. Another small-scale but shorter period and a little more consistent WSW-SW swell due Saturday PM through Sunday with similar size surf and conditions. Then yet another small, longer period SW swell lines up for the last day of the event window, Tuesday the 21st. Overall, Thursday and late Saturday through Sunday are the best options left in event window at this time.

When competition resumes, Tahiti Pro Teahupo’o action will be broadcast LIVE on and the WSL’s Facebook page. Also, check local listings for coverage from the WSL’s broadcast partners.

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Tahiti Pro Round 3 Matchups:
Heat 1: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Michael February (ZAF)
Heat 2: Michael Rodrigues (BRA) vs. Ezekiel Lau (HAW)
Heat 3: Wade Carmichael (AUS) vs. Jesse Mendes (BRA)
Heat 4: Owen Wright (AUS) vs. Joel Parkinson (AUS)
Heat 5: Adriano De Souza (BRA) vs. Kanoa Igarashi (JPN)
Heat 6: Filipe Toledo (BRA) vs. Tikanui Smith (PYF)
Heat 7: Gabriel Medina (BRA) vs. Wiggolly Dantas (BRA)
Heat 8: Kolohe Andino (USA) vs. Frederico Morais (PRT)
Heat 9: Mikey Wright (AUS) vs. Yago Dora (BRA)
Heat 10: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Connor O’Leary (AUS)
Heat 11: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Jeremy Flores (FRA)
Heat 12: Italo Ferreira (BRA) vs. Ian Gouveia (BRA)


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