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Michel Bourez Claims Billabong Rio Pro

Michel Bourez Claims Billabong Rio Pro

Date: Monday, May 12, 2014 Schedule: Men’s Round 5 (Heats 1-4) and onward Conditions: 2-4 foot (1 metre) chunky waves at Barra Da Tijuca. Final Michel Bourez (PYF) 13.84 vs. Kolohe Andino (USA) 6.43 Michel Bourez opened up first in the Final, blasting a 7.17 for a series of three powerful backhand turns. Kolohe Andino [...]

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Barra Da Tijuca Delivers Barrels for Billabong Rio Pro

Barra Da Tijuca Delivers Barrels for Billabong Rio Pro

Date: Sunday, May 11, 2014 Schedule: Men’s Round 3 (Heats 1-12) and Round 4 (Heats 1-4) Conditions: 4-6 foot (1-2 metre) chunky waves at Barra Da Tijuca. Round 3 Heat 1: Travis Logie (ZAF) 15.50 def. Gabriel Medina (BRA) 15.00 Round 3 of the Billabong Rio Pro featured a barrel shootout between current ASP World [...]

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Red Jerseys Fall in Round 2 of Billabong Rio Pro

Red Jerseys Fall in Round 2 of Billabong Rio Pro

Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014 Schedule: Men’s Round 2 (Heats 1-12) Conditions: 2-to-4 foot (1 metre) onshore conditions at Barra Da Tijuca. Round 2 Heat 1: David Do Carmo (BRA) 14.93 def. Mick Fanning (AUS) 11.26 The opening heat of Round 2 kicked off with fireworks. Billabong Rio Pro wildcard David Do Carmo came out [...]

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Quarters Finalized as Women’s Round 4 Wraps Up

Quarters Finalized as Women’s Round 4 Wraps Up

Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014 Schedule: Women’s Round 4 (Heats 1-4) Conditions: 2-to-4 foot (1 metre) onshore conditions at Barra Da Tijuca. Round 4 Heat 1: Pauline Ado (FRA) 11.93 def. Silvana Lima (BRA) 10.84 The opening heat of the morning saw French standout Pauline Ado combat progressive veteran Silvana Lima. The heat hosted a [...]

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ASP Announces License of Vans Triple Crown of Surfing

The Association of Surfing Professionals, together with Vans, is pleased to announce a license agreement with Vans Triple Crown of Surfing in Hawaii, the richest series in surfing’s history, to be held November 12 through December 20, 2014. “Hawaii’s place in the history of surfing cannot be overstated,” Paul Speaker, ASP CEO, said. “They have [...]

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Gilmore Stumbles, Peterson Flares on Day 2 of Rio Women’s Pro

Gilmore Stumbles, Peterson Flares on Day 2 of Rio Women’s Pro

Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014 Schedule: Women’s Round 2 (Heats 1-6) Conditions: 2-to-4 foot (1 metre) waves at Barra Da Tijuca. Round 2 Heat 1: Alessa Quizon (HAW) 13.77 def. Dimity Stoyle (AUS) 11.07 The opening Round 2 heat saw rookies Dimity Stoyle (AUS) and Alessa Quizon get off to a slow start, with both [...]

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ASP Top 17 Light Up Barra Da Tijuca for Round 1 of Rio Women’s Pro

ASP Top 17 Light Up Barra Da Tijuca for Round 1 of Rio Women’s Pro

Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Schedule: Men’s Round 1 (Heats 1-6) Conditions: 3-foot (1 metre) waves at Barra Da Tijuca. Round 1 Heat 1: Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 14.20, Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) 13.47, Coco Ho (HAW) 13.17 Immediately following Men’s Round 1, the Women’s Rio Pro presented by Billabong opened with non-stop action from Bianca [...]

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Toledo Shines Among Upsets on Opening Day of Billabong Rio Pro

Toledo Shines Among Upsets on Opening Day of Billabong Rio Pro

Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Schedule: Men’s Round 1 (Heats 1-12) Conditions: 3-foot (1 metre) waves at Barra Da Tijuca. Round 1 Heat 1: Tiago Pires (PRT) 9.70, Adriano de Souza (BRA) 9.60, Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 6.40 Opening day of the Billabong Rio Pro kicked off with 2011 event winner Adriano de Souza (BRA), 2013 [...]

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Recap from the Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards

Recap from the Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards

Ride of the Year: Greg Long (USA) For the final act of the Billabong XXL Awards, five surfers lined up on stage to see who had won the most coveted award of the event. The Ride of the Year award had loomed large for the entirety of the show. Between each presentation, each surfer was [...]

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Tatiana Weston-Webb Reaches Rio As First Alternate

Tatiana Weston-Webb Reaches Rio As First Alternate

Tatiana Weston-Webb competing in the Quarterfinals of the 2013 World Junior Championship After Courtney Conlogue (USA) officially withdraw from the Women’s Rio Pro presented by Billabong last week, first alternate Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) was pegged to step in to her first Women’s World Championship Tour (WCT) event. Weston-Webb has family ties to both Brazil and [...]

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