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Third Consecutive Lay Day for Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast

| posted on February 28, 2011

Coco Ho (HAW), 19, lit up electric her Round 1 Roxy Pro Gold Coast heat and will look to reignite her 2011 campaign when competition resumes. Credit:© ASP / ROBERTSON

SNAPPER ROCKS, Queensland/Australia (Tuesday, February 28, 2011)– The Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast have entered into their third, consecutive lay days today with only small, uncontestable surf on offer this morning at Snapper Rocks.

Stop No. 1 on the 2011 ASP World Title season, the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast completed their respective opening rounds of competition on Saturday, and will wait for conditions to improve before recommencing.

“Groundhog day again on the Gold Coast and we’ve called competition off for the day,” Rich Porta, ASP Head Judge, said. “We’re tracking some energy that looks to arrive this coming weekend so that’s a positive. However, we’ll be back tomorrow morning to see if anything has improved.”

Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 6:30am to assess conditions for a possible 7:30am start.

When competition resumes, up first will be Bede Durbidge (AUS), 28, up against wildcard Matt Banting (AUS), 16, in the opening men’s heat of Round 2 and Rebecca Woods (AUS), 26, battling Courtney Conlogue (AUS), 18, in the opening women’s heat of Round 2.

Highlights from the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast will be available via http://www.quiksilverpro.com

The event will also be broadcast LIVE on free-to-air with One HD.

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QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Matt Banting (AUS)
Heat 2: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Mitch Crews (AUS)
Heat 3: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Marc Lacomare (FRA)
Heat 4: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
Heat 5: Chris Davidson (AUS) vs. Cory Lopez (USA)
Heat 6: Jadson Andre (BRA) vs. Gabe Kling (USA)
Heat 7: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 8: Kieren Perrow (AUS) vs. Alejo Muniz (BRA)
Heat 9: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Kai Otton (AUS)
Heat 10: Brett Simpson (USA) vs. Patrick Gudauskas (USA)
Heat 11: Taylor Knox (USA) vs. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)
Heat 12: Heitor Alves (BRA) vs. Bobby Martinez (USA)

ROXY PRO GOLD COAST ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Rebecca Woods (AUS) vs. Courtney Conlogue (USA)
Heat 2: Paige Hareb (NZL) vs. Pauline Ado (FRA)
Heat 3: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) vs. Sarah Mason (NZL)
Heat 4: Sofia Mulanovich (PER) vs. Claire Bevilacqua (AUS)
Heat 5: Chelsea Hedges (AUS) vs. Alana Blanchard (HAW)
Heat 6: Jessi Miley-Dyer (AUS) vs. Laura Enever (AUS)

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