Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay 2010: Days 1 And 2 In South Africa

The surf conditions were ideal for round 1 of the 2010 Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay, but the official forecasters are calling for a slight decline in surf.

Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay 2010.  Photo: ASP/CestariThe Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay had a great first day on July 15th and is back today with clean, consistent three-to-four foot waves.

Jeffreys Bay is the fourth event of the 2010 ASP World Tour, which means it is right before the mid-year field reduction and many surfers' last chance to avoid elimination.

All eyes are on American Kelly Slater to see if he can do the unthinkable and snatch up his 10th ASP World Title.

The absence of Joel Parkinson was also noticeable on Day 1. Parkinson had to withdraw due to injury and will be replaced by the 28 year-old Timmy Reyes.

The Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay will look to complete the remaining 14 heats of Round 2 before entering into Round 3.

Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay 2010.  Photo: ASP/ScholtzDepending on the consistency of the conditions throughout the day, event organizers will consider the option of activating the Dual Heat System.

“We’re running 30-minute heats at the moment," said Richie Porta, ASP International Head Judge, "but will monitor conditions to see if there is an opportunity to run the Dual Heat System and take advantage of the surf we have today.”

When the 2010 Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay continues, Brazil's Jadson Andre will be up against Sean Holmes in the third heat of the elimination Round 2.

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