• Billabong‚Äö?Ñ?Â¥s Tiago Pires Wins his heat at the Pro Mundaka

Billabong’s Tiago Pires Wins his heat at the Pro Mundaka

Portuguese Team Rider Tiago Pires stamped his authority on his round 1 heat at the Billabong Pro Mundaka defeating Dane Reynolds and Travis Logie to advance into Round 3.

Pires, being one of only four European surfers competing full time on the ASP Men’s World Tour is this year is a crowd favorite and will be tough to beat as he advances further on in the competition.

The Billabong Pro Mundaka is stop No. 9 of 11 on the ASP Men’s World Tour and includes the world’s top 40 professionals as well as three wildcards and five injury replacements. The two time defending champion is Bobby Martinez while Kelly Slater is the current ASP ratings leader and just one heat away from winning his 9th World Title.

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Photographer: Kirstin Scholtz