Thursday, March 19, 2015
Updated: Thursday, March 19, 2015
Adriano de Souza (BRA) earned the first nine-point ride of the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach -- a 9.17 during Round 2.
Jordy Smith (ZAF) opened his Round 3 heat with a score in the excellent range, a 9.57.
Sebastian Zietz (HAW) answered Smith's nine with one of his own in their Round 3 matchup.
Julian Wilson (AUS) won his Round 3 heat at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach with the highest single-wave score of the round, a near-perfect 9.93.
Mick Fanning (AUS) had Owen Wright (AUS) on the ropes when he scored a 9.67 to start their Round 3 heat.
John John Florence (HAW) became the first elite surfer to score a perfect 10 in the 2014 Championship Tour season.
Jordy Smith (ZAF) was eliminated in Round 5 despite earning a near-perfect 9.93.
Julian Wilson (AUS) was able to take down Smith with a score in the nine-point range of his own -- a 9.13 -- and a better backup score.
Julian Wilson (AUS) continued to upset the higher seeds. He scored a 9.10 to win his Quarterfinals heat against Joel Parkinson (AUS).
Mick Fanning (AUS) posted a 9.43 in the Semifinals.
Taj Burrow (AUS) went for broke in the Final, earning a 9.63 on his way to a runner-up finish.