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3. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Wednesday, 09 May 2012
9 - 20 May 2012 - The Billabong Rio Pro, Brazil Girls in teeny-weeny bikinis, passionate and vocal fans and one of the most exotic cities on earth. Find out what make's the third stop on the ASP World Tour so interesting.

Blame It On Rio

Wednesday, 09 May 2012
Kelly said he can't turn on his heel. So what's this then?

Você Fala Português?

Wednesday, 09 May 2012
Does "Voulez vous coucher avec moi, ce soir?" work in Brazil too? You're going to have to know a bit more of the local lingo if that's what you thought.

Brazilan Boost

Wednesday, 09 May 2012
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the best punts of them all? Will a local aerial specialist win the Billabong Pro Rio?

Dancing Hippo

Wednesday, 09 May 2012
Ryan Hipwood has survived the gnarliest reefs in the world, but he managed to come off second best in a showdown with a Californian waterpark ride.

Labour Of Love

Tuesday, 08 May 2012
Pumping surf coincided with the Queensland Labour Day long weekend ... but Andrew Shield didn't stop working.

Wilko Out West

Tuesday, 08 May 2012
All killer, no filler. Matt Wilkinson visited North Western Australia for the first time and liked what he found.

Kelly Cans The Copacabana

Tuesday, 08 May 2012
If Kelly's in heat six for the Billabong Pro Rio, why was he still getting barrelled on the Gold Coast this morning?

Ready For Rio?

Monday, 07 May 2012
Punts, passion and pretty girls on the sand. Rio de Janeiro is like no other place on the World Tour.

The Magic of Medina

Sunday, 06 May 2012
Gabriel Medina makes it back-to-back Brazilian-rookie wins at the Nike Lowers Pro.

The Triumph Of Youth

Saturday, 05 May 2012
On a day where Dane and Gabriel dominated, Mark Occhilupo fell just 0.10 points short of a quarterfinals berth. Not bad for an old bloke, eh?

LIGHT

Friday, 04 May 2012
Matt Kleiner is currently directing Josh Kerr's new signature film due out early next year by RUSTY. Just before heading to Australia there was a little run of swell coinciding with great lighting and clean conditions. They shot four days around home during sunset. This short film is comprised of the throw-away clips during those four days.LIGHT //...

The Madness Of Men

Friday, 04 May 2012
What does it take to drop into heaving mountains of water far offshore? With Pete Mel just crowned the Big Wave World Tour Champion, take a look a gallery of the madness.

Youth Versus Experience

Friday, 04 May 2012
"I’m just working my way through the draw and taking it one heat at a time." Occy might be down to the final 24 but the oldest man in the Nike Lowers Pro knows not to get ahead of himself.

SURF NASTY

Thursday, 03 May 2012
The Fish shows he's more than crazy antics with some serious surfing in Indo.

Rawdogin'

Thursday, 03 May 2012
Garrett Parkes spent a few days camping before the Newcastle QS and scored.
Nike Lowers Pro Warm up with Brett Simpson and fellow friends Yadin Nichol, and Ace Buchan!

On The Rocks

Thursday, 03 May 2012
Surfing on the Gold Coast takes that extra little bit of tenacity. That little bit more aggression and selfishness to snag the waves from underneath the crowds at D'Bah. Sometimes you can find some semi-secret uncrowded breaks, like in between the two rocks at Currumbin ... or you can just rip. Like Thomas Woods and Matt Banting.

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