Slater makes an uncharacteristic stumble in Rd. 3 against a surging Pat Gudauskas, while Julian Wilson ends the day by elevating the performance bar to new heights
The unlucky few who had to surf in Round 2 of the Hurley Pro saw mushy surf, deteriorating conditions, and more than one upset.
Misty skies burned off at Lower Trestles to reveal precise performances in Rd. 1 of the 2013 Hurley Pro
Historically Kelly Slater's used his dominance at Lower Trestles to vault him to world titles, but with a stacked field going into the 2013 Hurley Pro he has his work cut out for him
It was a long day of surfing at Teahupoo, but by the end Australia's Ace Buchan upset Kelly Slater in the final of the Billabong Pro Tahiti for his second world tour victory.
The surf was five-foot and perfect for day two of the Billbong Pro Tahiti, and Mick Fanning, John John Florence and Jeremy Flores capitalized with some perfection of their own.
Wildcards caused some major upsets on the first day of the waiting period at the Billabong Pro Tahiti, but Slater, Parkinson and Smith still lead the hunt early.
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.
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.