Friday, September 9, 2016
Updated: Friday, September 9, 2016
Both the Hurley Pro and Swatch Women's Pro hit high gear on Friday, as Lower Trestles pumped. The day was bookended by huge upsets on both the men's and women's sides, but will also be remembered for some more incredible surfing by the world's best.
Opening Day action from Shida Point.
Day 2 action from Shida Point.
The 3x World Champion talks about what led him to shifting his mindset in 2017.
In 2015 Sally Fitzgibbons ruptured her eardrum early in the event, but it didn't stop her from capturing her second-straight Fiji win.
Kicking boys' butts was a big part of Lakey's lifestyle while growing up in Santa Barbara.
A slow start to this season won't dampen Julian Wilson's ultimate dream of a World Title. In fact, he's digging in.
Grab your backstage pass to stop no. 4 of the Championship Tour and enjoy the medley of madness from Brazil.
Surf fans in Saquarema had plenty of reasons to cheer as the Oi Rio Pro came to a phenomenal conclusion.
The Brazilian hero picks a great time to get back into the winner's circle.
Saquarama fans were waiting for the right moment to explode during the Final of this year's Oi Rio Pro, and Adriano de Souza provided it.
Adrian Buchan earns an 9.20 in the Finals of the Oi Rio Pro against Adriano de Souza.
Adriaon de Souza vs. Adrian Buchan
The Aussie vet known as "The Surgeon" locks down his best result of the 2017 season.
Adrian Buchan earns an 8.97 to take a greater lead against Matt Wilkinson in Heat 2 of the Semifinals.
Adrian Buchan vs. Matt Wilkinson
De Souza earns an 9.57 against Yago Dora in Heat 1 of the Semifinals.
Adriano de Souza vs. Yago Dora
Wilkinson earns an 8.83 against Owen Wright in Heat 4 of the Quarterfinals.
Owen Wright vs. Matt Wilkinson
The Aussie veteran catches fire in Rio.
Adrian Buchan vs. Jordy Smith
The 20-year-old wildcard took down yet another World Champ at the Oi Rio Pro.
Mick Fanning vs. Yago Dora
The 2015 World Champion is busy earning the only thing that motivates him: Respect.
In a heated exchange between the World Champs, De Souza surged ahead of Parko at the Oi Rio Pro.