And the Winner of the 2014 Billabong Rio Pro Is...
From the start of his Round 5 heat Michel Bourez looked like a man on a mission and by the end of the day the 2014 Billabong Rio Pro title was his. Kolohe Andino also had a great day defeating Kelly Slater en route to his first Final finish. Look through the photos below for a heat-by-heat story of the final day in Rio.
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Michel Bourez found deep pits in his Quarterfinal battle with popular favorite Jordy Smith. Photo: ASP
Sebastian Zietz found his form in Rio defeating Josh Kerr in Round 5 before losing to Taj Burrow in the Quarterfinals. Photo: ASP
Another beautiful Michel Bourez from his Round 5 defeat of Joel Parkinson. Photo: ASP
Kolohe Andino caught this drainer with seconds left to overcome an interference in his Round 5 heat with Travis Logie. Photo: ASP
Kelly Slater got the crowd excited with a perfect 10 on his first wave of the day but ultimately came short to event champion Kolohe Andino in the Semifinals. Photo: ASP