Solid 9 Point Rides with One Perfect 10!
The first day of competition of the 2014 Billabong Pro Tahiti saw the biggest surf since the infamous “Code Red” year of 2011. Absolutely flawless conditions greeted the world’s best surfers as they battled it out in the backless waves. Each heat saw at least one huge set detonate on the reef at Teahupo’o. // All Photos and Videos by ASP Imagery.
The three man, non-elimination heats allowed for a lot of action to go down as the surfers pushed each other deeper and deeper in the lineup. With nothing to lose in Round 1, guys like Joel Parkinson, Kelly Slater, Nathan Hedge, Adrian Buchan, and Kai Otton put there bodies on the line in the gnarly surf.
Watch these quick clips of the day’s best rides!
Top 5 Waves from Day 1
Nathan Hedge’s Perfect 10
Adrian Buchan’s 9.97
Kai Otton’s 9.57
Kelly Slater’s 9.40
Jadson Andre’s Heavy 9.17
Parko’s 9.00 in Round 2