Backstage at the Billabong Rio Pro

With the Billabong Rio Pro now shrinking in our rearview mirrors, Hurley takes us on a mini behind-the-scenes look at life as a pro. Some shaky-cam footage taken by tour veteran Brett Simpson as he interviews rookies Filipe Toledo and Nat Young are some of the highlights, with cameos by Kelly Slater, Julian Wilson, Mick Fanning, Kolohe Andino, and Michel Bourez.

Many of the contestants from the Rio event are now just down the coast, doing exactly the same thing, as they prepare to battle for valuable six-star prime points as the Quiksilver event in Saquarema gets underway tomorrow.