The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach has been called ON for the day. Action will begin with Women’s Round 4 at 7:05 a.m. followed by Men’s Round 5, and the world’s best surfers will battle to avoid elimination and earn a place in the Quarterfinals.
“We are on today and we’re going to start with Women’s Round 4 followed by Men’s Round 5,” said WSL Deputy Commissioner, Jessi Miley-Dyer. “We’re still looking at good waves today, the wind is picking up but there is still lots of opportunity and we look forward to a great day of surfing.”
11-time World Champion Kelly Slater (USA) will surf in the opening heat of Men’s Round 5 where he will take on reigning WSL Champion Gabriel Medina (BRA).
Surfline, official forecasters for the World Surf League, are calling for:
The surf will build on Tuesday as medium size SW groundswell continues and SSW windswell increases through the day. The early morning may offer a very brief period of light wind, but onshore flow will quickly pick up and become strong through the afternoon. Good size surf will continue on Wednesday, although easing from Tuesday, with continued onshore southerly wind. Thursday will trend to primary, mid size SW groundswell as onshore wind eases. Friday and through the weekend will see the surf trend down with generally light onshore.
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The world’s best surfing will also be broadcast LIVE on Fox Sports in Australia, MCS Extreme in France, EDGE Sports in China, South Korea Malaysia and other territories and the WSL’s new partner in Brazil, Globo TV.
Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach Round 4 Match-ups (1st to QF, 2nd = 9th):
Heat 1: Lakey Peterson (USA) vs. Silvana Lima (BRA)
Heat 2: Johanne Defay (FRA) vs. Alessa Quizon (HAW)
Heat 3: Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) vs. Tyler Wright (AUS)
Heat 4: Courtney Conlogue (USA) vs. Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW)
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Round 5 Match-ups (1st to QF, 2nd = 9th):
Heat 1: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Gabriel Medina (BRA)
Heat 2: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Josh Kerr (AUS)
Heat 3: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Jadson Andre (BRA)
Heat 4: Nat Young (USA) vs. Nat Young (USA)]]>