The Red Bull Airborne hosted by Josh Kerr was completed Monday at Les Culs Nus in Hossegor, France. A selective mix of 18 contest veterans and freesurfers were chosen to compete for the best air in wedgy, post-storm conditions. Turns and barrels were averted for big sections and speed. With a leaderboard format, the highest score was doubled to push surfers to go all out.
Yago Dora became the first Redbull Airborne champion with a combined heat total of 18.27. Griffin Colapinto ended in a close second (17.21), and Jack Freestone came in third (15.37). Here's a look back at the inaugural specialty event and all the high scores you might have missed:
The CT will continue in Landes, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France for Stop No. 9 on the Championship Tour. Filipe Toledo and Stephanie Gilmore still sit at the top of the Jeep Leaderboard. Watch the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro France live October 3-14.
Final, Wave 1: Griffin Colapinto - 6.77
The CT rookie earns a 6.77 in the Final for a second-place finish at the Red Bull Airborne France.
Final, Wave 1: Yago Dora - 6.67
Yago Dora earns himself a 6.67 in the Final Round of the Red Bull Airborne France.
Final, Wave 1: Jack Freestone - 5.90
Jack Freestone earns a 5.90 for a third-place finish in the Red bull Airborne France.
Qualifying Round, Wave 2: Kalani David - 5.83
The surfer from Hawaii earns the highest score of the Qualifying Round with a 5.83 at the Red Bull Airborne France.
Qualifying Round, Wave 1: Griffin Colapinto - 5.33
The Californian earns one of the higher scores of the Qualifying Round of the Red Bull Airborne France.
Qualifying Round, Wave 1: Kalani David - 5.17
The Hawaiin earns a 5.17 early in the Qualifying Round of the Red Bull Airborne France.
Final, Wave 2: Yago Dora - 4.93
Yago Dora backed up his 6.67 with a 4.93 to win the Red Bull Airborne France.