Friday, May 16, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014
In its second iteration, Locker Room Diaries takes you into the scenes of Rio you couldn't see from the beach.
Jordy Smith (ZAF) wiping off a free surf.
Taj Burrow (AUS) makes sure his most important weapon is good to go.
Adriano De Souza (BRA) performs a quick equipment check prior to each heat.
De Souza says a little prayer before heading out to take on Kelly Slater (USA)... again.
David Do Carmo (BRA) enjoying a much more peaceful way to experience competition.
Travis Logie (ZAF)
Women ready for a full day of competition.
Carissa Moore (HAW) gets in a zone in front of her boards and yellow jerseys.
Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) continues to impress as an injury replacement; heading to Round 4 to face Nikki Van Dijk (AUS).
Raoni Monteiro (BRA) adding some extra grip for his stance on the turbulent surf of Barra Da Tijuca.
Alejo Muniz (BRA); one last word of advice...
Tiago Pires (PRT) leaves Rio with an early defeat to Joel Parkinson (AUS).
Fred Pattacchia (HAW) ignoring all distractions as he readies for his heat.
Lakey Peterson (USA) does a double-check before heading out into the crowd.
Moore getting heat updates to the team back home.
Coco Ho (HAW), relieved after making it to the Quarterfinals thanks to an 8.33 wave.
Parkinson has to hang up the towel just a heat win shy of the Quarterfinals.
Bede Durbidge (AUS) with a congratulatory handshake for his Quarterfinals opponent Kolohe Andino (USA).
Slater heads out in plainclothes before the event's completion but will enter Fiji with the yellow jersey.
Slater packs up.
Burrow heads out with something to smile about--he sits on top of the WCT rankings, second by a slim margin to Slater.
Andino, staying in the zone in hopes of riding out the best performance of his career.
Michel Bourez (PYF) applies fresh wax for his Finals heat.
Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) with one heat to go.