Photos by Greg Weatherall
Slater rings his fourth bell. Not only did Kelly win the event, but over all the CI team killed it! Sofia placed second in the womens, Dusty won the expression session on his 6-0 rookie and Tom Curren defeated Occy in both Icon heats.
Not bad for the safest turn Dane performed the whole contest.
Taylor Pre-heat moment.
If you look closely you will see Taylors rail grab, adding a little extra flair to the standard floater.
Tanner about to put on a show.
With so many airs being busted out, there’s bound to be some big crashes, Tanner takes one on the head for the team.
Pat getting in the rhythm.
Pat Gudauskas putting it on rail at Winkipop during round 3.
Pat Gudauskas carving back into the pocket again at Winkipop during round 3.
After 9 days of waiting for waves, Pat finally gets some top to bottom waves to surf.
Dusty Payne blew up in his round 3 heat against Kelly Slater, netting a 9+ score on his first ride. He backed it up with a medium range score and wasn’t able to put Kelly away.
Dusty Payne again in round 3. Not holding anything back and pushing this manuever through the lip.