CLOUDBREAK, Tavarua/Fiji (Monday, June 4, 2012) – Cloudbreak turned on once again for the world’s best surfers as the opening 10 heats of the elimination Round 2 of the Volcom Fiji Pro were completed in clean four-to-six foot (1 – 1.5 metre) waves at the primary event venue.
Event No. 4 of 10 on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, the Volcom Fiji Pro took advantage of the conditions on offer at Cloudbreak with the top seeds controlling the day’s tempo, taking nine wins from 10 heats.
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The day started off with Kelly Slater matched up against local Fijian wildcard Isei Tokovou. Tokovou slid into one of the biggest tubes of the day but was unable to exit and Slater got the nod into round three with a 15.90 heat total.
Julian Wilson posted the event’s highest heat total with two amazing 9 point plus rides against Patrick Gudauskas in the first ten minutes of heat number four. “The conditions are pretty perfect today, Wilson commented, “I had a tough time out there in my heat yesterday so I really wanted to get this heat going today. It felt good to get that first wave at the start and I was glad that I could back it up with another one.”
It was Gabriel Medina who scored the highest single wave of the Volcom Fiji Pro with a perfect ten point ride. Medina was so deep in the tube that he surprised everyone when he came flying out onto the shoulder.
“I’m so stoked to make it though that heat and to do it with a 10 was great, said Medina. ”I wasn’t sure I was going to make it but was really happy when I was able to come out.”
The conditions started to deteriorate towards the end of the round so contest directors decided to call competition off after heat number 10.
Low tide here at Cloud Break
Mitch Coleborn the star of the show
Julian Wilson on his way to a win.
Aus Grom’s Jordy and Kyuss enjoying all the action at Fiji.
Imagine how many of these go through unridden
NBN News in Australia covering all day 2 action - http://wwos.ninemsn.com.au/video.aspx?videoid=7b9e252e-93a4-4bb1-a93f-67b617509779