Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Updated: Sunday, September 14, 2014
Cloudbreak flaunting her wares.
Taj Burrow (AUS) grinding the Cloubreak coping on his way to a Round 2 win over Fijian local Isei Tokovou.
Despite his early elimination, Tokovou doing the locals proud at the Fiji Pro.
Mick Fanning (AUS) bounced back from a Round 1 loss with dominant wins in Rounds 2 and 3.
Glenn Hall (IRL) claimed a big win over Josh Kerr (AUS) at the Fiji Pro in Round 2. He'll face Joel Parkinson (AUS) next.
Nat Young (USA) stormed past Brett Simpson (USA) and Kai Otton (AUS) with speed and style in Rounds 2 and 3, respectively, of the Fiji Pro.
Tiago Pires (PRT) on "Cloud Nine" at Cloudbreak after defeating former event standout C.J. Hobgood (USA) in Round 2.
Alejo Muniz (BRA) claimed a clutch last-wave win in Round 2 over fellow Brazilian Miguel Pupo, but was eliminated by the reigning WCT Champion, Fanning, in Round 3.
Billabong Rio Pro runner-up Kolohe Andino (USA) takes a Round 2 win over Aritz Aranburu (EUK).
Matt Wilkinson (AUS) suffered an early elimination, having his run at Fiji end at the hands of a red-hot Otton in Round 2.
Adrian Buchan (AUS) won an all-goofy footer battle against Travis Logie (ZAF) in Round 2. He will now face Adriano De Souza (BRA) in Heat 10 of Round 3.
Jeremy Flores (FRA) found cover in his Round 3 heat, but was defeated by an unstoppable Michel Bourez (PYF).
Fanning flying through a tricky little Cloudbreak cave.
Last year Fanning finished second place at the Volcom Fiji Pro. This year he's aiming for one better.
Young loving the flawless lefts on offer at Cloudbreak.
Bourez on his near-perfect 9.50.
Bourez is having the best competitive year of his life, claiming two wins out of the first five events. Judging from his performance thus far in Fiji, win No. 3 isn't far away.
Bourez lets his smile and shaka do the talking.
Filipe Toledo (BRA) took down an in-form Jordy Smith (ZAF) in one of the tightest heats of the day.
Owen Wright (AUS) muscled his way through tube after tube in his Round 3 win over Bede Durbidge (AUS).
Owen Wright enjoying the sweet taste of victory.
Durbidge came within 0.23 of a Round 4 berth, but was eliminated in the epic match-up.
Kelly Slater (USA), dawning the World No. 1 yellow jersey, set the pace at the Fiji Pro as soon as he took to the water.
Mitch Coleborn (AUS) couldn't get past Slater, but did enjoy surfing waves like this with one other guy.
Slater weaving his magic at his "favorite" break.