Monday, May 12, 2014

2014 Billabong Rio Pro

How was your weekend? We had a really fun and busy weekend. We did a ton of eating and on Saturday I went to my first men's surfing competition, the 2014 Billabong Rio Pro. We got the bus out to Barra da Tijuca, a suburb of Rio that's supposed to be mirrored after Miami. That morning it was pouring down with rain, but as soon as we arrived the storm clouds cleared up and the sun came out.

When we arrived I immediately felt like I was in another world. The energy and the crowd felt more like California or Australia than Rio de Janeiro. There were lots of hippies, guys in surf shorts and Quicksilver hoodies, groupies and families. It was pretty cool.

C.J. Hobgood

Owen Wright. HOT

After a few heats, we explored the grounds a bit and grabbed some delicious acai's. It was a wonderful new experience and I had a ball watching surfers do crazy moves and bombarding Hub with amateur surf questions. 


P.S. heat is a round in a surfing competition. A bunch of people will compete and the winner of that heat will compete against people that win other heats.
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