Bone crushing bombs, bomb barrels and bombs on your head is what characterized Rounds 3 & 4 of the Billabong Pro Rio. In the washing machine chaos of the line-up there were some seriously throaty shacks, and if you could hunt em down they won heats. Trav Logie used one for a giant kill to celebrate his birthday. A last minute bomb barrel scored him a 9.5 to pip Gabe Medina by 0.5 and get through his Rd 3 heat.
Jordy surf like a man possessed and is looking like he's getting some serious form back. This was the event he won last year - so hopefully history repeats itself. He's already secured himself a place in the quarters after downing one of the Brazzo's. Only one Brazzo left in the mix on their home turf, which is a pity - as the crowds go ballistic for their guys. And he's up against Kelly in Rd 5. Gonna feel the pressure of the beach on him for sure.
Kelly managed a buzzer beater to cull yet another Brazzo. The guys split the peak a minute before the heat ended, and Kelly's right barrel was the pick of the two. Round 4 and he was out of sorts - not often you see Kelly with a 5.30 wave score. He's up against Adriano in Rd 5. A tough one cos Adriano has the whole of Brazil backing him.
All to play for for the remaining competitors who have world title aspirations, as Mick got sunk early by a wildcard, and is outta the mix.
Here's the Round 3 and 4 results:
And here's who's still left in the mix. Round 5 will decide who the remaining 4 quarter finalists are. Remember, entries for the ML Fantasy Surfer comp will close just before the quarters run. Get your entry in and win a Billabong hamper worth R1600! Enter here.