DAY TWO VISUAL RECAP: RIP CURL PRO HELLS BELLS.
The remaining heats of Round 1 were completed yesterday in windy, tough conditions. There were big hacks and Silvana Lima earned a perfect 10 for a couple of turns, topped off with a small float (see for yourself on the link below).
“You’ve got to go with your gut feeling,” Parkinson said. “On a normal day at Bells you can get in a flow but out here today there are waves breaking everywhere and anything could happen. I guess it’s a good result for me; I had a pretty bad one at home on the Gold Coast so I’m really looking for a solid result here.” Photo: WSL / Cestari
Ratings leader Filipe Toledo opened his heat strong and was quick to post two scores. But Owen got him in the end. Photo: WSL / Cestari
“During that heat I was just trying to feel and watch what the other guys were doing because I didn’t know my scores so I was waiting for good opportunities,” said Wilson. “It was a hard heat and hard to keep my strategy and keep control and positioning was difficult. My momentum is good, and last year I had a good result here getting a third, so I’m just hoping to build on that.” Photo: WSL / Cestari
“I didn’t know I had an 8.90 because I couldn’t hear anything out there,” said Wright. “I was just looking for waves with scoring potential so I was lucky that I got that wave. I’ve got some new boards made for this event and I found one that feels amazing, I love it.” Photo: Photo: WSL / Cestari
Nat Young (11.50) defeated Michel Bourez (9.50) and Dusty Dusty Payne (6.20) to advance through to Round 3. Photo: Photo: WSL / Cestari
Kolohe Andino, relegated to Round 2 knockout round. Photo: WSL / Cestari
VIDEOS WORTH WATCHING:
Silva Lima’s perfect 10 point ride (or claim).
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach: R1, H12 Video Recap.