• WAITING PERIOD
    Day 5 of 5
  • EVENT IS
    Congrats Ezekiel
  • WEBCAST IS
  • WAVES
    2-3ft
  • WEATHER: Sunny
    WIND: Side Onshore
  • SCHEDULE: Ezekiel Lau Wins! Congratulations!!
    UPDATED: 29th July 2012 12:45pm

Southern Hemisphere Surfers Secure High Positions at Day 3

28 July 2012 Posted in Press Releases

SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE SURFERS SECURE HIGH POSITIONS AT DAY 3 OF BILLABONG PRO TAHARA PRESENTED BY XPERIA SONY SMARTPHONE AT TAHARA AICHI

Tahara Aichi, Japan
(Friday, July 27th, 2012)

The ASP 4 Star Event Billabong Pro Tahara presented by XPERIA Sony Smartphone, is the largest surfing event in Japan. Today for Day 3 the event completed the round of 64 .

With clear skies and summer weather at Tahara this morning the conditions were 1 to 3 ft (1meter) with clean conditions.

As today the top seeded surfers make their first appearance at event and they went to score high. As 10 Japanese surfers, 1 Hawaiian, 2 Australian secure 1st position and move to the round of 32, today it was 3 more surfers all from the southern hemisphere who went high today.

The surfer who took top honor for the highest wave and heat score was Indonesia's, Gold Coast/Palm Beach based Hairil "Oney" Anwar (IND).

Anwar scores a excellent 8.67 and a combined score of 16.17 to take both honors. New Zealander Matt-Lewis Hewitt(NZL) takes both 2nd by a excellent 8.50 and 16.00.

Equal 3rd in wave by 8.00 points and 4th in heat score with 14.70 points was 2011 Asian Grand Champion , I Made Rondi (IND) from Kuta Bali.

First call tomorrow morning is 8:30 AM.

Running for 5 days, the event started today on the 25th of July and will run through to the 29th, at Tahara in Aichi Prefecture. The event boasts a total prize pool of USD $95,000 and will be held at Long Beach, Irago. Long Beach is a magical stretch of beach, which boasts potential high performance beach breaks is well known for its perfect sand banks which once formed make Long Beach a high quality left hand point break. Get ready to witness the best surf action in Japan at Tahara!!

Live web cast: http://www.billabongpro.com/tahara12/

Event Information:

Event Name: Billabong Pro Tahara presented by XPERIA Sony Smartphone
Event Dates: 25th (Wed) ~ 29th (Sun) of July, 2012
Event Location: Long Beach, Irago, Aichi Japan.

For further info on Billabong Pro Tahara contact the ASP Japan Branch:

ASP Japan
Phone:0466-30-2888 Fax: 0466-30-2889
Email:office@aspjapantour.com

For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com

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