The 2011 Billabong Rio Pro surfing competition started on May 11 has brought together the best surfers around the world. Many famous surfers, including Kelly Slater and Carissa Moore have presented in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to participate in the men’s and women’s Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Billabong Rio Pro championship. Let’s have a look at some amazing moments at the event though several photos as follows:
Ten times world champion, Kelly Slater of the United States captured 15.17 points out of 20 in the sixth heat of the first round of the 2011 Billabong Rio Pro surfing competition, held at the Arpoador Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. Born in 1972, the American professional surfer is known for his competitive prowess and style.
Taj Burrow of Australia flied over a wave during the 2011 Billabong Rio Pro championship held at Arpoador beach in Rio de Janeiro on May 17
Adriano De Souza of Brazil completed his performances at the Billabong Rio Pro surfing competition at Arpoador Beach on Wednesday, May 18
Amazing moment of the Female Athlete Pauline Ado of France
Stephanie Gilmore of Australia performed at the semifinals of the Billabong Rio Pro surfing event on May 15 in Rio de Janeiro. The athlete lost in the round to Sally Fitzgibbons.
U.S. surfer Carissa Moore won the final round of the Billabong Rio Pro Women's surfing championship in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 15 after defeating Sally Fitzgibbons of Australia
Peterson Crisanto of Brazil fell from his surfboard when he was participating in the men's Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Billabong Rio Pro championship on Arpoador beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 17
Jadson Andre of Brazil surfed during his opening round heat at the Billabong Rio Pro surfing competition on May 17
Dusty Payne of Hawaii created an eye-catching performance during the surfing competition at the Arpoador beach in Rio de Janeiro on May 17
Sofia Mulanovich of Peru attended the Billabong Pro Rio surfing event at the Barra Da Tijcua beach in Rio De Janeiro on May 15
Carissa Moore of the United States caught a wave during the surfing event in Rio De Janiero, Brazil on May 12