Top seed Dede Suryana was bested by Garut Widiarta today in Heat 4 of Round 4 as he failed to find the necessary points to stage a comeback against the lightfooted and charging goofyfooter on Day Two of the Rote Open 2009 at Bo’a Beach.
The dropping 3-4 foot swell resulted in a few lulls throughout the day’s competition, especially later in the afternoon when the tide was bottoming out, but the majority of the days the conditions were quite good with less wind and bright sunshine.
Lee Wilson made no secret about his desire to maintain his Number One seeded position on the Coca-Cola ISC Tour, combo’ing Made Lana in his Round 4 heat.
Marlon Gerber defeated Betet Merta to advance to the Quartfinals, and Tipi Jabrik got the upper hand over Made Lapur to also get a Quarterfinal berth.
The Women’s Division also had their chance in the water today with a total of 7 girls competing for a place in the Final’s, which will be held either tomorrow or Saturday.
The call for tomorrow is for 8 am, as the swell is expected to remain about the same, so the contest director will put all on the competitors on standby and call for the first heat when the waves conditions are optimum to run the quarterfinals.
It should be another exciting day of competition at this beautiful venue on Rote Island, as the event runs down to the wire with the $7,000 prize purse and the valuable 6 star prime Cocal-Cola ISC tour championship points on offer.
The Rote Open 2009 is presented by the Coca-Cola Indonesian Surfing Championship Tour and sponsored by the government of Rote Ndao, PTR Communications, Garuda Indonesia, Merpati Airlines, Trans Nusa Airlines, and Heineken.