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Quiksilver Pro Round 4 ON at 7:30am, Roxy Pro On Hold, Possible Finish Today

| posted on March 03, 2010

fanning_m4157snapper10kirstin_lSNAPPER ROCKS, Queensland/Australia (Thursday, March 4, 2010) – Round 4 of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover has been called ON today with the opening heat hitting the water at 7:30am. The solid conditions on offer this morning could potentially see a winner crowned by day’s end.

The opening event of the 2010 ASP World Tour season, the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast awoke to pumping three-to-five foot (1 – 1.5 metre) waves running down the point at Snapper Rocks this morning, prompting event organizers to call men’s Round 4 on while placing the women’s Round 4 on hold.

“We still have some beautiful waves pulsing through today and we’ll be getting underway with the men’s Round 4 at 7:30am,” Rod Brooks, Quiksilver Pro Contest Director, said. “We’ll monitor the conditions throughout the first eight heats, but waves permitting, we could potentially move into Round 4 of the women, or carry on and finish the men today.”

Up first this morning will be current ASP World No. 5 Adriano de Souza (BRA), 23, battling current ASP World No. 23 Adrian Buchan (AUS), 27, in the opening heat of Round 4.

The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover will be webcast LIVE via www.quiksilverpro.com.au

For the first time in the events’ storied nine-year history, the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast events are being televised LIVE on FUEL TV in Australia, beaming the world’s best surfing right into your living room.

To find out how you can watch the world’s best surfers in one of the world’s most iconic pointbreaks LIVE on FUEL TV, check out www.foxsports.com.au/fueltv

From the Quarterfinals onward, the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast will also be broadcast LIVE via ESPN in Brazil.

In honor of what could potentially be the final day of competition, ASP International is launching the desktop widget, bringing you LIVE scores, results, heat draws, etc. Access to the ASP Widget can be found on the ASP homepage.

For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com

QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST ROUND 4 MATCH-UPS:

Heat 1: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Adrian Buchan (AUS)

Heat 2: Chris Davidson (AUS) vs. Taj Burrow (AUS)

Heat 3: Bobby Martinez (USA) vs. Damien Hobgood (USA)

Heat 4: Kai Otton (AUS) vs. Mick Fanning (AUS)

Heat 5: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)

Heat 6: Daniel Ross (AUS) vs. Dane Reynolds (USA)

Heat 7: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Kieren Perrow (AUS)

Heat 8: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Jordy Smith (ZAF)

ROXY PRO GOLD COAST ROUND 3 MATCH-UPS:

Heat 1: Coco Ho (HAW) vs. Amee Donohoe (AUS)

Heat 2: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) vs. Bruna Schmitz (BRA)

Heat 3: Paige Hareb (NZL) vs. Rebecca Woods (AUS)

Heat 4: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) vs. Tyler Wright (AUS)

Heat 5: Silvana Lima (BRA) vs. Lee Ann Curren (FRA)

Heat 6: Chelsea Hedges (AUS) vs. Rosanne Hodge (ZAF)

Heat 7: Melanie Bartels (HAW) vs. Jessi Miley-Dyer (HAW)

Heat 8: Sofia Mulanovich (PER) vs. Carissa Moore (HAW)