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Tagged With: Tijuca

John John Florence wins the 2012 Billabong Rio Pro

John John Florence has conquered in the 2012 Billabong Rio Pro, after defeating Joel Parkinsonin three-to-four foot (one metre) waves on offer in the overcast skies of Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The talented Hawaiian surfer conquered his first WCT trophy. John John Florence opened his slot of cards with two very good waves, … Continue reading »

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Australians dominate last waves at Barra da Tijuca

Barra da Tijuca and its powerful three-to-five foot (1-1.5 metre) barrels provided the ideal canvas for the world’s best surfers to push the limits of high-performance beachbreak surfing. It’s quarterfinals time and Australia is the leading nation with one surfer in each heat fighting for victory at the 2012 Billabong Pro Rio. Joel Parkinson, Mick … Continue reading »

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Broken surfboard day at the Billabong Rio Pro

Broken surfboards, heavy wipe-outs and crazy barrels. The Billabong Rio Pro is back at the primary venue of Barra da Tijuca, in challenging four-to-six foot (1.5 – 2 metre) waves. Tiago Pires and Michel Bourez are the only ones already qualified for Round 4. Adam Melling led the day’s proceedings with superior barrel-riding skills. The … Continue reading »

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Day Three of the Billabong Women’s Rio Pro – Semifinalists Decided at Barra da Tijuca

Semifinalists Decided at Barra da Tijuca

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