Video: Groms Take on Teahupo’o

Video: Groms Take on Teahupo’o

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.

Video: Classic 10-Point Rides in Tahiti

Video: Classic 10-Point Rides in Tahiti

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.

Video: Billabong Pro Tahiti 2014 – Official Teaser

Video: Billabong Pro Tahiti 2014 – Official Teaser

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.

Mick Fanning Wins the J-Bay Open

Mick Fanning Wins the J-Bay Open

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.

Flores Suspended for J-Bay Open Incident

Flores Suspended for J-Bay Open Incident

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 Awaits Decision of ASP Disciplinary Committee

Jeremy Flores Awaits Decision of ASP Disciplinary Committee

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.

Video: J Bay Recap and Highlights

Video: J Bay Recap and Highlights

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 Medina Wins Fiji Pro, Takes WCT Rankings Lead

Gabriel Medina Wins Fiji Pro, Takes WCT Rankings Lead

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.

Finals Day at the Billabong Rio Pro

Finals Day at the Billabong Rio Pro

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.