Archive for April, 2012

ASP World Championship World Tour – Rip Curl Pro, Bells Beach, Australia

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

One day left til the kick off of the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach. Part of the ASP World Championship Tour, this event brings together great surfers from all over like Kelly Slater, Taj Burrow, Sofia Mulanovich, and last year’s winners Stephanie Gilmore and Joel Parkinson. A 12 day event, this year is dedicated to 3x winner Michael Peterson, who passed away earlier this year.

This year you can follow online live or watch clips of what you missed. Check out other attendees’ images as well as professional shots. The forecasts are calling for great surf! Watch online at live.ripcurl.com and follow the event on twitter @RipCurlPro.

Round One Schedule for Men:

Heat 1: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Kieren Perrow (AUS), Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)
Heat 2: Owen Wright (AUS), Bede Durbidge (AUS), Patrick Gudauskas (USA)
Heat 3: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Raoni Monteiro (BRA), Taylor Knox (USA)
Heat 4: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Adam Melling (AUS), Kai Otton (AUS)
Heat 5: Taj Burrow (AUS), Kolohe Andino (USA), Nic Muscroft (AUS)
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA), Brett Simpson (USA), Davey Cathels (AUS)
Heat 7: Julian Wilson (AUS), Jeremy Flores (FRA), Yadin Nicol (AUS)
Heat 8: Gabriel Medina (AUS), Mick Fanning (AUS), Jadson Andre (BRA)
Heat 9: Josh Kerr (AUS), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 10: Michel Bourez (PYF), Damien Hobgood (USA), C.J. Hobgood (USA)
Heat 11: Alejo Muniz (BRA), John John Florence (HAW), Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 12: Heitor Alves (BRA), Miguel Pupo (BRA), Matt Wilkinson (AUS)

Round One Schedule for Women:

Heat 1: Laura Enever (AUS), Paige Hareb (NZL), Rebecca Woods (AUS)
Heat 2: Tyler Wright (AUS), Malia Manuel (HAW), Jacqueline Silva (BRA)
Heat 3: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Lakey Peterson (USA), Nikki Van Dyke (AUS)
Heat 4: Carissa Moore (AUS), Pauline Ado (FRA), Justine Dupont (FRA)
Heat 5: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Coco Ho (HAW), Sage Erickson (USA)
Heat 6: Courtney Conlogue (USA), Sofia Mulanovich (PER), Sarah Mason (NZL)