DURANBAH BEACH, Australia (Friday, March 6, 2009) - The Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by LG Mobile will return to the water this morning with Round 2 commencing at nearby Duranbah Beach at 7:15am.
The opening event of the 2009 ASP Women's World Tour season, the Roxy Pro Gold Coast completed Round 1 last Monday, but has since been in a holding pattern until today's two-to-three foot (1 metre) swell at Duranbah Beach prompted event organizers to call competition back on.
"Conditions are clean this morning and while the points don't have too much on offer, D'Bah has some good, little waves this morning," Rod Brooks, Roxy Pro Gold Coast Contest Director, said. "We'll be starting with the women's Round 2 at 7:15am with Round 3 and the Quarterfinals on standby. No men's competition will be held today."
Sofia Mulanovich (PER), 25, former ASP Women's World Champion and defending Roxy Pro Gold Coast winner, will take on veteran Jacqueline Silva (BRA), 29, and trials winner Ashleigh Smith (AUS), 20, in the opening heat of Round 2 beginning at 7:15am.
The Roxy Pro Gold Coast will be webcast LIVE via www.roxypro.com.au
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ROXY PRO GOLD COAST ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Sofia Mulanovich (PER), Jacqueline Silva (BRA), Ashleigh Smith (AUS)
Heat 2: Rebecca Woods (AUS), Jessi Miley Dyer (AUS), Megan Abubo (HAW)