Friday, November 14, 2014
Updated: Monday, November 17, 2014
Ezekiel Lau earned the first nine-point ride of the Reef Hawaiian Pro -- a 9.03 in Round 1.
Ezekiel Lau (HAW) notched a 9.50 after tucking deep into a Haleiwa barrel.
Ola Eleogram (HAW) placed fourth in his heat due to a paddling interference but he left quite an impression: he scored the first Perfect 10.
With fewer than 10 minutes left in his heat and no waves on his scoreline, Pancho Sullivan (HAW) found a set wave for a 9.27 and backed it up to win.
Koa Smith (HAW) belts a 9.30 on opening day at the Reef Hawaiian Pro.
Wade Carmichael (AUS) used progression to earn a 9.60 in Round 1.
Kalani David (HAW) connected seamless turns for a 9.63 -- and the heat lead -- during Round 1.
Local surfer Kalani David boosted above the lip for a 9.80 in Round 1.
Alex Smith (HAW) drops into a Haleiwa bomb for a 9.00 in Round 1.
Nic Von Rupp (PRT) advanced from Round 2 with a last-minute wave that earned him 9.50.
Former WCT surfer Dusty Payne slashed up a solid set wave at Haleiwa to earn a 9.23 in Round 2, Heat 4.
Ezekiel Lau delivered a powerhouse 9.63 single wave score in Round 2.
Ramzi Boukhiam (MAR) advanced in second position after he threw up huge hacks on the second day of competition.
Davey Cathels (AUS) finds a heavy float section for a 9.10 in the early stages of his Round 2 heat.
Brazilian Jesse Mendes pulled a huge score out of a set wave at Haleiwa to move form last place to second and advance to Round 3.
2009 Reef winner Pancho Sullivan (HAW) looked as if he hadn't missed a beat: Sullivan scored a 9.33 on the second day of competition at Haleiwa.
The 2014 World Junior champion, Vasco Ribeiro (PRT) kept up his hot streak out of the gate at Haleiwa: he scored a 9.33 in Round 2 and held on to advance into Round 3.
Despite his California roots, Conner Coffin broke out some local knowledge at Haleiwa to score a 9.00 and overtake the lead of his Round 2 heat.
Conner Coffin (USA) earned his second consecutive nine-point ride -- a 9.07 -- in Round 2 when he dropped in on a Haleiwa bomb.
Yadin Nicol (AUS) throws caution to the wind on a Haleiwa bomb for a 9.00 in Round 2.
Garrett Parkes (AUS) dominates Heat 16, earning a 9.30 late in the dying minutes of the battle in Round 2.
Jordy Smith (ZAF) notches a huge score in his opening heat.
Hawaiian Dusty Payne went big on the third day of competition, impressing the judges with powerful carves up the steep faces on tap at Haleiwa.
Dusty Payne (HAW) backs up his early nine-point ride with a 9.27 to earn an impressive heat total of 18.70 in Round 3.
Ezekiel Lau (HAW) scored a 9.10 on his first takeoff in Round 3.
Bede Durbidge (AUS) tops all scores with a 9.63 in a high-scoring Round 3 matchup against Ezekiel Lau (HAW), Tanner Gudauskas (USA) and Mitch Crews (AUS).
With Haleiwa putting up plenty of scoring opportunities, Tanner Gudauskas (USA) puts up a series of strong vertical snaps for a 9.57 late in his Round 3 heat.
Mick Fanning (AUS) rides out a Haleiwa wave with powerful carves and smooth transitions to earn a 9.33.
Damien Hobgood (USA) belts a nine-pointer to overtake the lead from reigning World Champ Mick Fanning in Round 3.
Vasco Ribeiro (PRT) took control of his Round 3 heat with a 9.37.
Matt Wilkinson took a commanding lead in his Round 3 heat after scoring a 9.27.
Owen Wright (AUS) powered through the lip for 9.20 in Round 3.
Owen Wright (AUS) dominated the field during his Round 3 heat in the first event of the Vans Triple Crown. He scored a backup nine-pointer in Round 3.
Travis Logie goes nine-for-nine with Owen Wright when he tallies this 9.13 mid-heat.
Conner Coffin earned a 9.00 on second takeoff in Round 3.
Caio Ibelli (BRA) used progression to earn a 9.37 early in Heat 14.
Tiago Pires (PRT), in his 15th year at the Vans Triple Crown, took on a Haleiwa bomb and earned a 9.87.
Dusty Payne (HAW) continued to tally huge scores, going above the lip for a 9.63 in Round 4.
Mick Fanning (AUS) was on point in his Round 4 heat, earning a 9.27 on his opening ride.
Even after announcing his retirement, South African Travis Logie remained seriously competitive. He scored another nine-point ride in Round 4.
Defending event winner Michel Bourez (PYT) uses his power surfing to earn a 9.77 and advance into the Quarterfinals.
Conditions on Finals Day suited Julian Wilson's style perfectly and he took to the air in the Quarterfinals. His biggest air of the heat earned him a 9.07.
Wade Carmichael (AUS) laid down powerful turns during his Quarterfinal heat to earn a 9.10.
Adam Melling (AUS) carved up a solid Haleiwa wave and hit the lip for a 9.67 during the Quarter.
Julian Wilson (AUS) continued to find success -- and big scores -- above the lip. In the Semis, he launched for a 9.00 and a spot in the Final.
Adam Melling (AUS) took a commanding lead of Semifinal 2 when he earned a 9.57.
Julian Wilson (AUS) puts his opponents in the Final on notice when he earned a 9.07 on his first takeoff.
Julian Wilson (AUS) went for broke on a huge frontside air for a second nine-point ride in the Final.
Dusty Payne (HAW) answered Julian Wilson's early heroics with powerful progression for a 9.87.
Dusty Payne (HAW) settled into a rhythm and found a second nine-point ride to overtake Julian Wilson (AUS) with 10 minutes left in the Reef Hawaiian Pro Final. His two-wave total would cary him to the top of the podium.