Billabong Pro Tahiti Day 1 Recap

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The waves may have not been as good as last year’s event but there was still plenty of action for the first official day of the Billabong Pro Tahiti. All of round 1 was completed along with the first two heats of round 2. Some standout moments of the first day include Adriano de Souza’s top heat score of 19.43, Josh Kerr going right (!), and Jordy Smith getting knocked out of the contest in second heat of round 2. We’ve got highlights, photos, and all the results all right here.

For the full writeup on day 1 head over to aspworldtour.com and make sure to check out billabongpro.com/tahiti12 for today’s call.

BILLABONG PRO TAHITI ROUND 1 RESULTS:
Heat 1: 
John John Florence (HAW) 17.34, Miguel Pupo (BRA) 13.50, Patrick Gudauskas (USA) 10.50
Heat 2: Taj Burrow (AUS) 11.77, Damien Hobgood (USA) 11.23, Dusty Payne (HAW) 7.00
Heat 3: Taylor Knox (USA) 11.83, Mick Fanning (AUS) 8.87, Brett Simpson (USA) 5.50
Heat 4: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 19.43, Willian Cardoso (BRA) 10.60, Bede Durbidge (AUS) 9.13
Heat 5: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 15.50, Ricardo dos Santos (BRA) 11.33, Kai Otton (AUS) 2.83
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA) 16.00, Alain Riou (PYF) 8.30, Travis Logie (ZAF) 8.10
Heat 7: Josh Kerr (AUS) 16.23, Jadson Andre (BRA) 13.67, Tiago Pires (PRT) 3.93
Heat 8: Adrian Buchan (AUS) 13.83, Kieren Perrow (AUS) 7.60, Jordy Smith (ZAF) 4.40
Heat 9: Owen Wright (AUS) 13.96, Yadin Nicol (AUS) 10.53, Alejo Muniz (BRA) 6.90
Heat 10: Heitor Alves (BRA 9.50), Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 9.46, Julian Wilson (AUS) 2.57
Heat 11: Gabriel Medina (BRA) 15.43, Michel Bourez (PYF) 10.77, Adam Melling (AUS) 3.27
Heat 12: C.J. Hobgood (USA) 16.93, Jeremy Flores (FRA) 13.77, Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 11.70

BILLABONG PRO TAHITI ROUND 2 RESULTS:
Heat 1: 
Mick Fanning (AUS) 17.60 def. Alain Riou (PYF) 16.63
Heat 2: Ricardo dos Santos (BRA) 15.37 def. Jordy Smith (ZAF) 9.67

BILLABONG PRO TAHITI REMAINING ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 3: 
Julian Wilson (AUS) vs. Willian Cardoso (BRA)
Heat 4: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 5: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Patrick Gudauskas (USA)
Heat 6: Alejo Muniz (BRA) vs. Jadson Andre (BRA)
Heat 7: Tiago Pires (PRT) vs. Kieren Perrow (AUS)
Heat 8: Miguel Pupo (BRA) vs. Yadin Nicol (AUS)
Heat 9: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Heat 10: Brett Simpson (USA) vs. Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 11: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)
Heat 12: Kai Otton (AUS) vs. Travis Logie (ZAF)

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Photo: ASP/Kirstin

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Travis Logie Photo: ASP/Robertson

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Adriano de Souza Photo: ASP/Kirstin

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Kieren Perrow Photo: ASP/Kirstin

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Adrian Buchan Photo: ASP/Kirstin

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Bede Durbidge Photo: ASP/Kirstin

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Josh Kerr Photo: ASP/Kirstin

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Kelly Slater Photo: ASP/Kirstin

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Jordy Smith Photo: ASP/Kirstin

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Joel Parkinson Photo: ASP/Robertson

 

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