TARANAKI, New Zealand (Thursday, April 12, 2012) – The TSB Bank NZ Surf Festival featuring the Dow AgroSciences Pro has been called on for Round 2, with Round 3 on stand-by. The surf is in the two-to-three foot (1.5 meter) range, with clean off-shore winds grooming the fun sized peaks.
Craig Williamson, TSB Bank New Zealand Surf Festival Director is looking forward to a great day of surfing with fantastic conditions on offer at Taranaki today.
“We have classic conditions on offer at Taranki today,” Williamson said. “The athletes and officials are excited for today’s competition. We have clean waves and we’re looking to run two Rounds if conditions stay like they are. There are some great match-ups today with the young local girl, Gaby Sanson set to take on the reigning ASP Women’s World Champion, Carissa Moore.”
The TSB Bank NZ Surf Festival featuring the Dow AgroSciences Pro holds a waiting period from April 11 through 15 and will be webcast LIVE via http://nzsurffestival.co.nz
UPCOMING TSB BANK NZ SURF FESTIVAL ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Paige Hareb (NZL) vs. Pauline Ado (FRA)
Heat 2: Coco Ho (HAW) vs. Rebecca Woods (AUS)
Heat 3: Carissa Moore (HAW) vs. Gaby Sansom (NZL)
Heat 4: Sofia Mulanovich (PER) vs. Justine Dupont (FRA)
Heat 5: Malia Manuel (HAW) vs. Jacqueline Silva (BRA)
Heat 6: Lakey Peterson (USA) vs. Sarah Mason (NZL)