Upsets Continue on Day 4 of the Billabong Pro
With a little bump in the swell and rippable looking peaks abound Round 2 of the Billabong Pro Rio was held this morning and the boys didn't hesitate to shine for the cameras. Below is a heat by heat breakdown of the day.
Thanks to the forecast it looks likely we will be ON first thing tomorrow. Tune in for the call at 7:00 am BST, 6:00 am EST, 3:00 am PST at ASPworldtour.com.
Mick Fanning never seemed to find rhythm in his heat against local wildcard David do Carmo. Photo: ASP
Which is not to tak away from do Carmo who was on a tear. Photo: ASP
Ace Buchan benefited from a flurry of lefts in lead to his Round 2 victory over Adam Melling. Photo: ASP
Sebastian SeaBass Zietz was on fire today. Photo: ASP
Bede Durbidge bested a sick Matt Wilkinson to advance to Round 3. Photo: ASP
Alejo Muniz finished dead tied with Freddy Pattachia: 13.83 - 13.83; but got the nod thanks to his highest single wave total. Photo: ASP
Travis Logie did battle with fellow goofy foot Owen Wright and ended up the victor by a mere 1.49. Photo: ASP
Michel Bourez is looking to rebound from a disappointing result at Bells and did well to make it into Round 3. Photo: ASP
Julian Wilson spent a lot of time in the air against Brett Simpson, ending up on top. Photo: ASP
Local favorite and former event champion Adriano de Souza defeated Glen Hall in a very close battle. Photo: ASP
Kelly Slater caught fire early to defeat local wildcard Peterson Crisanto and advance to Round 3 where he will go up against David do Cormo. Photo: ASP
The sky and waves will look much better than this tomorrow, who's your pick to win? Photo: ASP
In case you missed the first day, here are the highlights.