Thursday, January 8, 2015
Updated: Thursday, January 8, 2015
John John Florence (HAW) and Kelly Slater (USA) put on one of the most dramatic performances of the year when they faced off in the Billabong Pro Tahiti Semifinals.
In a tense, sudden-death matchup, California native Lakey Peterson routed then-reigning World Champion Carissa Moore (HAW) in Round 4 of the 2014 Swatch Women's Pro Trestles, knocking Moore out of the contest as well as the top spot in the standings.
Aerial specialist Filipe Toledo (BRA) threw down some impressive moves during competitions last season. His full-rotation air at the Hurley Pro Trestles, though, was among the most memorable.
Tyler Wright (AUS) strung together four nine-point rides during the Final of the Roxy Pro France.
When stormy conditions forced a day off for the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal, CT surfer John John Florence (HAW) and big wave veteran Peter Mel (USA) paddled out for a freesurf. Their epic session was an unofficial kickoff to the second half of the BWT season.