Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast Called ON, Women’s Champ Crowned Today

SNAPPER ROCKS, Queensland/Australia (Tuesday, March 8, 2011) – The Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover, the opening events of the 2011 ASP World Title season, have been called on this morning, with Round 4 of the men’s event commencing at the primary venue of Snapper Rocks at 7:30am.

With clean three-foot (1 metre) waves on offer this morning, event organizers have set the following schedule:

— Men’s Round 4

— Women’s Quarterfinals

— Women’s Semifinals

— Women’s Final

— Men’s Round 5

“We want to take advantage of the swell and conditions we have on offer today,” Richie Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said. “We’ll be crowning a women’s champion today and setting ourselves up for a men’s finish tomorrow.”

Up first this morning will be Dusty Payne (HAW), 22, Tiago Pires (PRT), 30, and Adrian Buchan (AUS), 28, in the opening heat of Round 4.

The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast will be webcast LIVE via http://www.quiksilverpro.com.au

The event will also be broadcast LIVE free-to-air on One HD.

For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com

QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST ROUND 4 MATCH-UPS:

Heat 1: 
Dusty Payne (HAW), Tiago Pires (PRT), Adrian Buchan (AUS)

Heat 2: Michel Bourez (PYF), Matt Wilkinson (AUS), Kelly Slater (USA)

Heat 3: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Brett Simpson (USA), Adriano de Souza (BRA)

Heat 4: Alejo Muniz (BRA), Joel Parkinson (AUS), Taj Burrow (AUS)

ROXY PRO GOLD COAST QUARTERFINAL MATCH-UPS:

QF 1: 
Silvana Lima (BRA) vs. Tyler Wright (AUS)

QF 2: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) vs. Laura Enever (AUS)

QF 3: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) vs. Coco Ho (HAW)

QF 4: Chelsea Hedges (AUS) vs. Carissa Moore (HAW)