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. Check out this quick recap of the final day in Rio. See you next year! aspworldtour.com
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
The strategy shifted during the Quarterfinal 2 as Kolohe Andino. He took a try at some of the tubes but earned his first keeper score for a series of quick quick pocket snaps on his backhand.
Michel Bourez found deep pits in his Quarterfinal battle with popular favorite Jordy Smith. 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
Michel Bourez 13.84 vs. Kolohe Andino 6.43. Congratulations Michel Bourez, Billabong Rio Pro 2014 Champ!