Australian shredder Owen Wright (AUS) made history at the 2015 Fiji Pro when he earned not one but two perfect, 20-point heats. It was only the seventh and eighth time in surfing history that the feat had been achieved -- and the first time ever by the same person in a single contest. From Shane Beschen to Kelly Slater, see whose company he joined in those fateful heats in Fiji.
Californian Shane Beschen earned pro surfing's first perfect heat in 1996 at the Billabong Kirra Pro on Australia's Gold Coast. And while there have been six perfect heats since then, none have totaled 30 points. Before 2002, heat totals consisted of a surfer's top three waves, unlike the two-wave system used today. Beschen scored three 10-pointers and a 9.99 for an epic performance that still stands as the only of its kind. Watch the video in the Encyclopedia of Surfing.
By 2005, professional surfing had moved to two-wave heat totals and Kelly Slater (USA) was, unsurprisingly, the first to score a perfect heat in the new system. He earned his perfect 20 while going up against Damien Hobgood (USA) in the 2005 Billabong Pro Tahiti Final. The win was another step toward his seventh World Title.
Aussie Joel Parkinson clinched the 2008 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing title with an equal-ninth finish at Pipe and two equal fifths at Sunset and Haleiwa. But the real story was his Perfect 20 in Pipe's Round 3.
Kelly Slater (USA) has never been shy about his love of Fiji's waves. One of his highlights, though, was in 2013 when he surfed the second perfect heat of his career in the Volcom Fiji Pro Quarterfinals.
Two years later, Owen Wright (AUS) tackled this cavernous wave in the first five minutes of his Round 5 heat at the 2015 Fiji Pro. He wowed the channel, the commentators, and the judges, who were unanimous in scoring the performance a perfect 10.