Billabong Pro 2012 – Monster Energy Video

By August 6, 2012 June 6th, 2013 Billabong Pro JBay, Photography

00:00 Chapter 1 – Visions of Jbay 2012
04:45 Chapter 2 – Monster Team – Matt Bromley, John John Florence, Dale Staples
08:33 Chapter 3 – Monster After party at the Mexican
09:45 Chapter 4 – Event Wrap

“Supertubes at its best was what greeted surfers in the Billabong Pro J-Bay 2012 today, the opening day of the event. A solid six to eight-foot of surf groomed by offshore southwest winds and a mid-day low tide made for an incredible day of high performance surfing and perfect barrel rides”

“Matt Bromley from Kommetjie paddled out in heat 15 in what can only be described as excellent conditions, and opened up with a set wave that allowed him to perform a combination of moves, including a deep barrel ride, for an opening score of 9.47. This saw him jump straight into the lead, a position that he maintained until the end of the heat”

“Towards the end of the day the South African contingent came back with a late charge, with Casey Grant and Dale Staples winning their heats, and Shaun Joubert, Steven Sawyer and Ryan Payne all advancing through to round three. Payne scored a near-perfect 9.8 points for an excellent tube ride in the last heat of the day, and came in second behind Hawaiian John John Florence”

“Another local surfer Dale Staples (ZAF) also had an enormous day, winning heats and advancing all the way to the round of 16, where he will meet up with John John Florence. “I’m feeling so good at the moment,” said Dale on his day’s performance. “I’ve just been treating the event like a free surf, and I just want to keep going, and hopefully build up some points for next year.”
Overall winner – Adriano de Souza
Highest heat score – Nathan Hedge
Water Camera – Sacha “Spex” Specker
Film & Edit – Troy Davies

©Retroyspective 2012

Produced for Monster Energy South Africa

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