Lay Day Called for Movistar Peru Classic pres. by Rip Curl

LOBITOS, Piura/Peru (Tuesday, November 3, 2009) – The Movistar Peru Classic presented by Rip Curl, Event No. 4 of 7 on the 2009 ASP Women’s World Tour, has called a lay day today, with strong winds damaging the event site at Lobitos.

“With the event relocation from the populated town of Mancora to the desert of Lobitos, we have been faced with some climatic challenges overnight,” Richie Porta, ASP Women’s World Tour Head Judge, said. “Wind damage has affected the site structure and operations so with the forecast looking better for the days ahead, the contest is today postponed and we will check back in tomorrow at 7am for a possible start.”

Amee Donohoe (AUS), 28, has withdrawn from the event due to injury. Her position will be filled by the Runner-Up from the Movistar Peru Classic Trials, scheduled to be finished by 10am today.

Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow at 7am for a possible 7:30am start.

The Movistar Peru Classic presented by Rip Curl will host the ASP Top 17 from November 3 – 8, 2009.

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Heat 1: Melanie Bartels (HAW), Rebecca Woods (AUS), Alana Blanchard (HAW)
Heat 2: Coco Ho (HAW), Paige Hareb (NZL), Jessi Miley-Dyer (AUS)
Heat 3: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Rosanne Hodge (ZAF), TBA
Heat 4: Silvana Lima (BRA), Samantha Cornish (AUS), TBA
Heat 5: Sofia Mulanovich (PER), Jacqueline Silva (BRA), Megan Abubo (HAW)
Heat 6: Chelsea Hedges (AUS), Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Bruna Schmitz (BRA)