Heat Draw For Billabong Pro

Five members of the ASP Top 34 withdraw from event

Owen Wright is one of five surfers that have withdrawn. Photo: Joli
Owen Wright is one of five surfers that have withdrawn. Photo: Joli

The official Round 1 heat draw for the upcoming 2013 Billabong Pro Tahiti has been released, and there are several withdrawls to make mention of. Tiago Pires, Dusty Payne, Owen Wright, Glenn Hall, and Raoni Montiero are all ASP Top 34 members who have withdrawn from the event due to injury or personal issues.

Heat 1: Nat Young, Bede Durbidge, Pat Gudauskas**
Heat 2: Taj Burrow, Matt Wilkinson, Nathan Hedge**
Heat 3: Jordy Smith, Travis Logie, Alain Riou*
Heat 4: Joel Parkinson, Kolohe Andino, Anthony Walsh*
Heat 5: Kelly Slater, Brett Simpson, Ian Walsh**
Heat 6: Mick Fanning, Fred Patacchia, Jocelyn Poulou**
Heat 7: Adriano de Souza, Adrian Buchan, Kieren Perrow
Heat 8: Michel Bourez, Kai Otton, Yadin Nicol**
Heat 9: Josh Kerr, Gabriel Medina, Alejo Muniz
Heat 10: CJ Hobgood. Jeremy Flores, Adam Melling
Heat 11: Julian Wilson, John John Florence, Miguel Pupo
Heat 12: Sebastian Zietz, Filipe Toledo, Damien Hobgood

** = INJURY REPLACEMENTS: Pat Gudauskas, Nathan Hedge, Ian Walsh, Jocelyn Poulou, Yadin Nicol

* = WILDCARDS: Alain Riou, Anthony Walsh

OUT: Owen Wright, Dusty Payne, Tiago Pires, Glenn Hall, Raoni Monteiro

IMPORTANT LINKS:
Official Billabong Pro Tahiti Website – BillabongPro.com
Official Time In Tahiti – TimeAndDate.com
Billabong Pro Tahiti Statistics – The Stats
Shea’s Picks For Tahiti – Shea’s Picks
Dusty Payne’s picks for Tahiti – Insider Trading