In a back-and-forth affair, Jordy Smith beat Adriano de Souza to take the win at the Billabong Rio Pro. Shooting up the ASP ratings, it was Smith's first tour win since 2011
It was a long day at the Billabong Rio Pro, but the quarterfinalists have been decided and Kelly Slater and Adriano De Souza are set for a head-to-head clash tomorrow.
Storm surf and low scores are the story of the day as the waiting period winds down and Billabong Rio Pro officials are forced to run round two.
The Australian leg of the ASP World Tour is in the books, and now, as the Billabong Rio Pro gears up, things are starting to get interesting. Shane Beschen breaks is down.
Slater, Parko, Fanning, De Souza were all winners as tricky, but high-scoring surf kicked off round one of the Billabong Rio Pro.
The 49ers, the Giants and the Golden State Warriors successes this year have given Bay Area sports fans much to cheer about, and now you can add Nat Young to that list.
Jordy Smith and Mick Fanning led the charge into the quarterfinals of the Rip Curl Pro, but the big news of the day was the elimination of Kelly Slater and Joel Parkinson.
With world title favorites exiting the Rip Curl Pro early, Adriano De Souza took full advantage of the situation to become the first Brazilian to win at Bells in over 50 years.
Jordy Smith locked in the highest heat score of the Rip Curl Pro so far, but it was the prowess and grit of rookies Nat Young and Sebastian Zietz that stole the show.
Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning and Joel Parkinson won handily at Bells Beach as round one of the Rip Curl Pro got underway, but the young guard is hot on their heels.
The surf's going to be pumping for the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach, and standing atop the ASP ratings, Kelly Slater knows a win at Bells could be the key to a 12th world title.
Kelly Slater vence Joel Parkinson em final epica na Gold Coast
Imagens marcantes de uma final epica em Snapper Rocks 2013
As the East Coast continues to take it on the chin after an unrelenting series of winter storms, the surf has been pumping from Long Beach, N.Y., to Palm Beach, Fla.
Kelly Slater claimed his 52nd career world tour victory when it won the Quiksilver Pro Australia, but the road to the top of the podium was hard fought.
Earning his 52nd tour victory and taking an early ratings lead, Slater's left no question he's all in this year. Shane Beschen breaks down what that means for everybody else.