• Billabong Rio Pro Women’s Top Seeds Dominate Opening Day

BARRA DA TIJUCA, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - The ASP Top 17 kicked off the opening day of Billabong Rio Pro competition at the main event site of Barra Da Tijuca in clean two-to-three foot (1 metre) surf. Today’s highlights saw the ASP Women’s World Tour’s top seeds donate top performances to complete Rounds 1 and 2 before competition was called off due to deteriorating conditions in the afternoon.

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Billabong Rio Pro Women’s Round 1 Results:
Heat 1: Tyler Wright (AUS) 14.27, Courtney Conlogue (USA) 10.17, Claire Bevilacqua (AUS) 4.70
Heat 2: Silvana Lima (BRA) 12.50, Paige Hareb (NZL) 11.50, Felicity Palmateer (AUS) 9.47
Heat 3: Carissa Moore (HAW) 8.30, Jessi Miley-Dyer (AUS) 5.00, Maya Gabriera (BRA) 3.56
Heat 4: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), 13.84, Laura Enever (AUS) 11.07, Andrea Lopez (BRA) 9.23
Heat 5: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 12.16, Pauline Ado (FRA) 8.43, Suelen Naraisa (BRA) 7.17
Heat 6: Sofia Mulanovich (PER) 12.83, Coco Ho (HAW) 10.87, Alana Blanchard (HAW) 9.30

Billabong Rio Pro Women’s Round 2 Results:
Heat 1: Laura Enever (AUS) 14.40 def. Claire Bevilacqua (AUS) 12.60
Heat 2: Pauline Ado (FRA) 11.03 def. Felicity Palmateer (AUS) 8.00
Heat 3: Coco Ho (HAW) 14.94 def. Maya Gabeira (BRA) 4.17
Heat 4: Courtney Conlogue (USA) 13.44 def. Andrea Lopes (BRA) 8.17
Heat 5: Paige Hareb (NZL) 10.33 def. Suelen Naraisa (BRA) 5.96
Heat 6: Alana Blanchard (HAW) 13.10 def. Jessi Miley-Dyer (AUS) 8.70

BILLABONG RIO PRO MEN’S ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Owen Wright (AUS), Heitor Alves (BRA), Bobby Martinez (USA)
Heat 2: Adrian Buchan (AUS), Adam Melling (AUS), Kai Otton (AUS)
Heat 3: Taj Burrow (AUS), Alejo Muniz (BRA), TBA
Heat 4: Mick Fanning (AUS), Dusty Payne (HAW), TBA
Heat 5: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Patrick Gudauskas (USA), TBA
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA), Julian Wilson (AUS), TBA
Heat 7: Bede Durbidge (AUS), Jadson Andre (BRA), Gabe Kling (USA)
Heat 8: Jeremy Flores (FRA), C.J. Hobgood (USA), Josh Kerr (AUS)
Heat 9: Damien Hobgood (USA), Tiago Pires (PRT), Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
Heat 10: Michel Bourez (PYF), Chris Davidson (AUS), Cory Lopez (USA)
Heat 11: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Kieren Perrow (AUS), Daniel Ross (AUS)
Heat 12: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Matt Wilkinson (AUS), Taylor Knox (USA)