On the cusp of the the 2014 Billabong Pro Tahiti, take a look at some of the young Trials competitors who will vying for a Wildcard spot in the event. And how about that massive drop/wipeout at :28? Each one of these groms is vying for the wildcard spot at the 2014 Tahiti Pro – after watching this.
Warm up for Chopes with classic 10-point rides from Freddy P, Nathan Hedge, Parko, Slater, and more. The 2014 Billabong Pro Tahiti draws closer, we can’t help but wonder who’s going to be added to the list this year. Get excited.
The ASP Top 34 is gearing up to take on Teahupo’o, one of the most unforgiving waves in the world. With its steep, hollow barrels and high-speed takeoffs, it’s also one of the most compelling. Warm up for the competition with the Billabong Pro Tahiti official teaser above, and catch it LIVE on aspworldtour.com, August 15-26.
Reigning ASP World Champion Mick Fanning (AUS) took a giant step towards a fourth title when he defeated compatriot Joel Parkinson in the Final of the J-Bay Open in simply sensational waves at Supertubes in Jeffreys Bay.
ASP Top 34 surfer, Jeremy Flores, has been suspended from competition until August 27, 2014, resulting from an incident which occurred following his Round 2 heat at the J-Bay Open in South Africa on July 12, 2014.
Jeremy Flores may face disciplinary action for storming the judging tower after losing his Round 2 heat against Sebastian Zietz, at Jeffreys Bay. Worse still, it’s a decision that could boot J-Flo off tour for 2015 – if he’s suspended from upcoming events.
An awesome first day of competition at J-Bay witnessed standout performances from Jordy Smith, Michel Bourez and Julian Wilson. Kelly looked comfortable out there too. Only top seeds Parko (despite his 9-pointer) and Gabriel Medina stumbled but later both made their Round 2 heats. Stay tuned for the rest of Round 2 first thing tomorrow.
Gabriel dominated the Final of the Fiji Pro. His foamball-wrestling 9.87 put him out of range of Nat Young, who looked like the only guy capable of getting near him this morning. After the shock of seeing Stu Gibson swinging in the breeze, Gabriel had taken off waaaay up the reef, past The Ledge and almost down to Vanuatu. Nat followed. They were miles out of position but Gabriel never wants to give up the first wave of the heat and if that means paddling off to New Caledonia then so be it.
Michel Bourez opened up first in the Final, blasting a 7.17 for a series of three powerful backhand turns. Kolohe Andino would catch a series of waves, his best coming in at a 5.00 for two backhand snaps. Bourez was more selective in his approach, notching a 6.67 on his second ride.
Courtney Conlogue fought back tears, while explaining the injury that forced her to withdraw from the Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach.