Second Lay Day in a Row at Billabong Cloud 9 Invitational

Another lay day has been called at the Billabong Cloud 9 Invitational in the Philippines today, with small 2ft (0.5-1m) waves on offer for the US $20,000 specialty event. With only 12 heats to be completed, contest organisers are hopeful of a spike in swell overnight with a further increase into Tuesday.

When competition resumes, Hawaii’s Makua Rothman will face off with Australia’s Sam Page (Manly, NSW, Aus) in heat four of round four. Other round four heats include Ht5 Shinpei Horiguchi (JPN) vs Carlito Nagolo (Phl), Ht6 Gavin Beschen (Haw) vs Dionisio Espejon (Phl), Ht 7 Joel Nantes (Aus) vs Agus Frimento (Phl), Ht8 Rodolfo Alcala (Phl) and Garrett Parkes (Aus).

Due to Siargao's proximity to the Philippine Deep, big swells from the Pacific Ocean roll in from the second deepest stretch of water in the world to create flawless, hollow barrelling waves. The 2009 tournament will run from October 21-27,2009.

The tournament contest site is Siargao Island’s 'Cloud 9', a powerful, hollow right-hander that has been frequently compared to the renowned surf of Hawaii and Indonesia. The Billabong Cloud 9 Invitational 2009 is proudly supported by Billabong, Province of Surigao Del Norte, Stoked Inc, Von Zipper sunglasses, Nixon, Kustom footwear, Friendster, and Sagana Resort. - globalsurfnews

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