Day 1- too big. Day 2- mushy. Day 3- too small. I’m starting to wonder how they are going to run an entire surf contest when a big swell with good conditions doesn’t offer a single day of contest worthy surf. There is another swell on the way in a couple days, hopefully this one takes better shape on the Brazilian sandbars.
Next call is 7 am local time.
Event site here.
Billabong Rio Pro Round 1 Match Ups:
Heat 1: Owen Wright (AUS), Heitor Alves (BRA), Bobby Martinez (USA)
Heat 2: Adrian Buchan (AUS), Adam Melling (AUS), Kai Otton (AUS)
Heat 3: Taj Burrow (AUS), Alejo Muniz (BRA), Ricardo Santos (BRA)
Heat 4: Mick Fanning (AUS), Dusty Payne (HAW), Simao Romao (BRA)
Heat 5: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Patrick Gudauskas (USA), Igor Morais (BRA)
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA), Julian Wilson (AUS), Peterson Crisanto (BRA)
Heat 7: Bede Durbidge (AUS), Jadson Andre (BRA), Gabe Kling (USA)
Heat 8: Jeremy Flores (FRA), C.J. Hobgood (USA), Josh Kerr (AUS)
Heat 9: Damien Hobgood (USA), Tiago Pires (PRT), Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
Heat 10: Michel Bourez (PYF), Chris Davidson (AUS), Cory Lopez (USA)
Heat 11: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Kieren Perrow (AUS), Daniel Ross (AUS)
Heat 12: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Matt Wilkinson (AUS), Taylor Knox (USA)
Billabong Rio Pro Women’s Round 3 Match Ups:
Heat 1: Silvana Lima (BRA), Tyler Wright (AUS), Alana Blanchard (HAW)
Heat 2: Carissa Moore (HAW), Courtney Conlogue (USA), Paige Hareb (NZL)
Heat 3: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Sofia Mulanovich (PER), Pauline Ado (FRA)
Heat 4: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Coco Ho (HAW), Laura Enever (AUS)