In a closely-fought final, Jordy defeated John John Florence (HAW) to win the Hurley Pro at Trestles – his first WCT victory since lifting the 2013 Billabong Rio Pro title in May last year. Meanwhile, Steph whittled away at Sally Fitzgibbons’ ratings lead by winning the Swatch Women’s Pro with a near-perfect heat against her compatriot.
Kelly Slater hit the lip and launched into a massive air during his heat against Jeremy Flores. Even more amazing than the height he got, though, was the landing. Slater and Flores were pitted against each other in the Round 2 elimination heat during the 2014 Hurley Pro at Trestles.
Over the next two minutes and forty-nine seconds, you’ll see Kieran Perrow, Steph Gilmore, Kelly Slater, Ace Buchan, Shaun Tomson, Gabriel Medina and Wayne Bartholomew talk about what the ASP’s recently announced name change means for the sport, and for the surfers.
The world’s best surfers put everything on the line as they battled the world’s most dangerous wave for an historic Finals day at the Billabong Pro Tahiti, stop no. 7 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour (WCT).
The world’s best surfers returned to the world’s most dangerous wave for the recommencement of stop no. 7 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), the Billabong Pro Tahiti, this morning and the action reached a fever pitch as the original 36-person field was whittled down to the final 12.
The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) is thrilled to announce a brand new 1-Star Qualifying Series (QS) event in Indonesia — the Komune Bali Pro presented by The Mad Hueys. The event will be co-sanctioned with the ASP and the Asian Surfing Championship Tour (ASC) to provide maximum opportunity for athletes to improve their rankings on both tours.
Wipeouts and upsets marked the near conclusion of Round 2 at the Billabong Pro Tahiti 2014, in Teahupoo. With six-to-eight foot barrels on offer, the world’s best surfers repeated the daily dose of tube riding performances.
Opening day of the Billabong Pro Tahiti greeted the ASP Men’s top competitors with 10-15 ft surf at Teahupo’o. It was a full day of both triumph and tragedy as amazing rides went down, and cringing wipeouts were had. Matt Wilkinson, Adam Melling, Taj Burrow, Mick Fanning, Alejo Muniz, CJ Hobgood, Jordy Smith, Kai Otton and Taumata Puhetini took the worst beatings of the day. Watch the worst wipeouts from the opening rounds of competition during the Billabong Pro Tahiti 2014.
The Billabong Pro Tahiti got underway in biggest surf of the season as the world’s best battled 10-to-15 foot (3 – 5 metre) surf at Teahupo’o for Round 1 and the opening two heats of Round 2.
Tahiti’s infamous reef pass Teahupo’o came to life Sunday as 32 surfers fought tooth and nail in the Air Tahiti Nui Billabong Pro Trials for two wildcard spots in the Billabong Pro Tahiti. The elite Pro contest, which kicks off Friday, August 15, is Stop 7 of 11 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour.