Round One Highlights — Quiksilver Pro, Gold Coast
Kelly Slater again dominated the opening day of the Quiksilver Pro at Snapper Rocks in Queensland Australia. The event champion and current world champion caught this wave in his round one and negotiated a big barrel ride successfully to post the day’s highest wave score of a 9.87 and finished the heat with the highest heat score of the day with 18.80 in his demolition of emerging young surfers Garrett Parkes (Austalia) and Kolohe Andino (USA). At 40 years of age Slater’s defence of his event title and world title appears off to yet another incredible start.
Round 2 is scheduled to enter the water in about 3 hours, conditions permitting. You can watch live at the event website.
Update: Round 2 is in the water now. Not the greatest surf out there today, but it’s amazing what these guys and girls can do with it.