GREAT WAVES LINE SAINT LEU AGAIN TODAY
Being a Rip Curl sponsored event, the team is a little larger here in Reunion Island than at most WCTs around the world. As well as WCT pros Mick Fanning, Nathan Hedge, Darren O’Rafferty and Raoni Monteiro; Tom Curren and Ben Dunn will surf the main event via Wildcard entries, and eight other Rip Curl riders will contest the Optique Bourbon / Rip Curl Eyewear Trials tomorrow.
Set to start at Saint Leu at 9am tomorrow morning (local Reunion time), the Trials event features a round robin format. The eight Rip Curl team riders will join eight of Reunion’s best local surfers in a quest for the Trials Wildcard. The local surfers’ wave experience will be a major advantage at the high performance reef break, but all of the trialists are sure to see good waves in a predicted 3-5ft swell. The Rip Curl Search WCT LIVE webcast also starts tomorrow, so log on to www.RipCurl.com at 9am (local time). GLOBAL TIMES
(Reunion Island GMT + 4 hours)9am – Saint Leu, Reunion Island equals… 2am – Brazil East
7am – Johannesburg, South Africa
3pm – Sydney, Australia
7pm – Hawaii, USA
10pm – Los Angeles, USA