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Round two of The Billabong Pro, Tahiti

Sure, it wasn’t the nicest day, or whatevs, but holy hell, did y’see some of those caves? Like, er, today’s Full Frame? Or Raoni Monteiro’s unanimous 10? Or Alejo Muniz’ 9.60? Immense, to say the least. Round two was a giant-killing round, with Joel Parkinson, Taj Burrow and Adrian De Souza going down, leaving only […]

news // Feb 22, 2016
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Sure, it wasn’t the nicest day, or whatevs, but holy hell, did y’see some of those caves? Like, er, today’s Full Frame? Or Raoni Monteiro’s unanimous 10? Or Alejo Muniz’ 9.60? Immense, to say the least. Round two was a giant-killing round, with Joel Parkinson, Taj Burrow and Adrian De Souza going down, leaving only two of the top five world title contenders in the event (Jordy Smith and Mick Fanning). And it’s gonna get bigger than this? Sure is an exciting few days ahead.

Y’can watch the Billabong Pro, Tahiti right here.

Michel Bourez took down Dan Ross with two 8-point-something rides. Local knowledge, huh? Photo: ASP/Kirstin

Michel Bourez took down Dan Ross with two 8-point-something rides. Local knowledge, huh? Photo: ASP/Kirstin

Ace Buchan, with a combined heat total of 17.10 (the highest of round two) easily beat Gabe Kling. Photo: ASP/Robertson

Ace Buchan, with a combined heat total of 17.10 (the highest of round two) easily beat Gabe Kling. Photo: ASP/Robertson

Taj Burrow was eliminated from competition today, after losing to Brazilian wildcard Ricardo Santos. Photo: ASP/Robertson

Taj Burrow was eliminated from competition today, after losing to Brazilian wildcard Ricardo Santos. Photo: ASP/Robertson

Josh Kerr, with a combined total of 15.60, ousted bede Durbidge. Did y'know he was this comfortable in the big stuff? Yup, not just an air freak. Photo: ASP/Kirstin

Josh Kerr, with a combined total of 15.60, ousted bede Durbidge. Did y’know he was this comfortable in the big stuff? Yup, not just an air freak. Photo: ASP/Kirstin

Raoni Monteiro eliminated fellow Brazilian Adriano De Souza, nabbing the contest's first perfect 10 in the process. Photo: ASP/Kirstin

Raoni Monteiro eliminated fellow Brazilian Adriano De Souza, nabbing the contest’s first perfect 10 in the process. Photo: ASP/Kirstin

Dan Ross, in a short john (a rare wetsuit, these days, but awesome!) couldn't get past Michel Bourez. Photo: ASP/Kirstin

Dan Ross, in a short john (a rare wetsuit, these days, but awesome!) couldn’t get past Michel Bourez. Photo: ASP/Kirstin

Brett Simpson knocked out current world number one Joel Parkinson. Photo: ASP/Kirstin

Brett Simpson knocked out current world number one Joel Parkinson. Photo: ASP/Kirstin

BILLABONG PRO TAHITI ROUND 2 RESULTS:
Heat 1:  
Jeremy Flores (FRA) 9.67, Heiarii Williams (PYF) 0.17
Heat 2: Ricardo Santos (BRA) 14.50, Taj Burrow (AUS) 8.50
Heat 3: Adrian Buchan (AUS) 17.10, Gabe Kling (USA) 6.60
Heat 4: Owen Wright (AUS) 11.50, Adam Melling (AUS) 1.83
Heat 5: Brett Simpson (USA) 13.34, Joel Parkinson (AUS) 10.33
Heat 6: Josh Kerr (AUS) 15.60, Bede Durbidge (AUS) 6.60
Heat 7: Michel Bourez (PYF) 17.04, Daniel Ross (AUS) 10.86
Heat 8: Raoni Monteiro (BRA) 15.17, Adriano De Souza (BRA) 10.67
Heat 9: Tiago Pires (PRT) 8.77, Kieren Perrow (AUS) 4.83
Heat 10: Jadson Andre (BRA) 7.40, Patrick Gudauskas (USA) 6.53
Heat 11: Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 13.76, Alejo Muniz (BRA) 11.10
Heat 12: Chris Davidson (AUS) 15.73, Heitor Alves (BRA) 8.67

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