Thursday, May 14, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Joel Parkinson was on the back of a ski during the 2015 Oi Rio Pro when he was bucked off the back.
The 2012 World Champ was quick to recover, finding a wave soon after -- and taking the ski back out again.
Standout performer Sage Erickson joins Rosy Hodge and Ronnie Blakey for the Day 1 rundown.
All the best action the first day of competition in Fiji.
Sally Fitzgibbons vs. Nikki Van Dijk vs. Tatiana Weston-Webb
Fitzgibbons earns a 7.50 to kick things off in Round Three Heat 4 against Tatiana Weston-Webb and Nikki Van Dijk.
Carissa Moore put Stephanie Gilmore and Keely Andrew in a combination situation early on in Round Three.
Moore earns an 9.43 against Stephanie Gilmore and Keely Andrew in Round Three Heat 3.
Stephanie Gilmore vs. Carissa Moore vs. Keely Andrew
Erickson earns an 8.33 to start off Round Three Heat 2 against Tyler Wright and Lakey Peterson.
Tyler Wright vs. Lakey Peterson vs. Sage Erickson
Johanne Defay earns an 7.50 in Round Three Heat 1 against Courtney Conlogue and Bethany Hamilton.
Johanne Defay vs. Courtney Conlogue vs. Bethany Hamilton
Coco Ho vs. Tatiana Weston-Webb
Nikki Van Dijk vs. Bronte Macaulay
Defending event champion Johanne Defay gutted out a tough Round Two win on Tuesday, then followed up with a quick trip the Quarterfinals.
Johanne Defay vs. Pauline Ado
Buitendag earns an 9.57, the best score of the heat so far, against Tyler Wright in Round Two Heat 3.
Tyler Wright vs. Bianca Buitendag
The Californian pulled further ahead of Silvana Lima with this wave in their sudden-death heat in Fiji.
Lakey Peterson vs. Silvana Lima
Keely Andrew vs. Laura Enever
Moore dominates her Round One heat over Laura Enever and Nikki Van Dijk.
Nikki Van Dijk vs. Carissa Moore vs. Laura Enever
The 2x event champion has found her rhythm early on, once again, in Fiji.
Sally Fitzgibbons vs. Keely Andrew vs. Pauline Ado
Buitendag earns an 8.27 against Staphanie Gilmore and Coco Ho in Round One Heat 4.