Results for Billabong Rio Pro
Jordy Smith (ZAF), 25, has won the Billabong Rio Pro in a hard-fought final over national favorite Adriano de Souza (BRA), 26, by a score of 17.80 to 16.34 in clean two-to-four foot (1 metre) waves at Barra Da Tijuca.
Continued small surf in the one-to-two (0.5 metre) range has prompted Billabong Rio Pro event organizers to call the fifth, consecutive lay day today.
After a four-day break from competition, the Billabong Rio Pro launched back to action at the primary venue of Barra da Tijuca as world’s best surfers did battle in challenging four-to-six foot (1.5 – 2 metre) barrels at the primary venue.
Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), 21, has taken out the Billabong Women’s Rio Pro over Coco Ho (HAW), 21, by a score of 14.10 to 14.03 in peaky one-to-three foot (.5 metre) waves at the primary venue of Barra da Tijuca.
BARRA DA TIJUCA , Rio de Janeiro/Brazil (Friday, May 11, 2012) – For many touring professional surfers, a contest lay day presents the welcome opportunity to do some sightseeing or discover a new wave down the coast, but for two-time ASP World Champion Mick Fanning (AUS), 30, it’s the ideal opportunity to hang out with the local community and give back to the sport that has given him so much. Continue reading
The Billabong Rio Pro returned to the lefthanders of Arpoador to complete Round 2 of women’s competition in challenging one-to-three foot (0.5 metre) waves.
The 2012 Billabong Rio Pro, Stop No. 3 of 10 on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, kicked off competition at the secondary venue of Arpoador this morning and the event’s top seeds dominated the clean two-to-four foot (1.5 metre) lefthanders on offer for Round 1.