Essentially, the 2013 ASP World Tour was a landmark year for high performance competitive surfing. The biggest aerials ever pulled off in competition seemed to break through the Stratosphere, and severely late drops to deep barrels were made at Fiji, Tahiti, and Pipe. Let’s take a look back at the ten best waves of the 2013 season and relive the glory!
While all ten of the contest venues didn’t put their best surf forward, there were some memorable swells at Snapper, Fiji, and Bali. Yeah, Tahiti and Pipe may have had some bombs that could make grown men cry, but it wasn’t all time at either spot by any means. Luckily, performance levels skyrocketed in 2013. It’s safe to say that a full repoirtoire of huge aerials, hard rail turns, and skillful navigating in deep and critical tubes are needed if you want to make it on tour. SO who snagged the best wave of the year? Check out the pics and vids below and tell us who you think caught the best wave!
Here’s a break down of the Top Ten Waves on Tour for 2013. (In Chronological Order)
Event #1 – Quik Pro Snapper / Parko’s Birdie
Event #2 – Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach / Panda Attack
Event #3 – Billabong Rio Pro / Holy Toledo
Event #4 – Volcom Fiji Pro / Slater and Fanning’s Cloudbreak Lunacy
Event #4 – Oakley Pro Bali / John John Breaks the Ceiling
Event #6 – Billabong Pro Tahiti / Ace’s Royal Flush
Event #7 – Hurley Pro Trestles / Waist to Chest High Lowers = No Wave of the Year Entries
Event #8 – Quiksilver Pro France / Gabriel’s Inverted Twist
Event #9 – Rip Curl Pro Portugal / Julian’s Big Alley-Oop
John John vs. Julian – Battle of the Oops / Which one do you think is better?