The Billabong Rio Pro kicks off this Wednesday May 8th at Barra Da Tuuca in Rio De Janeiro Brazil. The top surfers on the planet will be taking to the lineup to battle it out for points and the first place spot, while thousands of spectators take to the beach to root for their favorite pro!
Rusty team riders Josh Kerr and Willian Cardoso have been down in Rio for the past couple of weeks prepping and training for the contest. Be sure to watch live and root Kerrzy and Willian on as they take on the rest of the CT and show off their competitive surfing skills.
Josh has continued his great form on tour moving into the quarter finals of the Billabong Pro in Rio De Janeiro. Josh scored a 9.67 & 8.10 in rd 4 to advance. For all the days action check out link!!! http://wctbrasil.com/rio12/live-gb
Kerr wins first stop of Nixon’s 2011 WTA (Winner Takes All) in Rio de Janeiro
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 21 May, 2011 : - - Encinitas -- Josh Kerr (AUS) took home the prize and claimed victory for “Biggest Air” during Nixon’s first WTA stop of the year. The Nixon WTA is a winner-takes-all event along four stops of the 2011 ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) World Tour. The WTA awards surfers for achievements during these four stops of the ASP with challenges ranging from Highest Heat Score to Heaviest Wave. Open to all surfers from trials to finals, The WTA has become a coveted and fun part of these ASP stops.
Josh’s awarding of the WTA for “Biggest Air” is even sweeter as he also proved to be the most consistent aerialist in the event, with four waves documented as potential for the award. His name was a constant whisper through the crowds and contestants as his aerial prowess kept everyone on their toes. Ultimately, it was his full rotation front-side 360 indy grab during his third heat in round four that clinched his victory.
The conditions for this stop of the WTA were a perfect fit for big airs. The punchy beach breaks of Rio proved to be the ultimate platform for some of the most progressive airs on the WCT.
As this year’s WTA Rio winner, Josh was awarded a custom Nixon Magnacon watch valued at over $10,000 USD. This one-of-a-kind watch features a custom engraved case back, an applied Brazilian flag on the dial, a Swiss movement, 60 blue sapphires set in the bezel, four decorative black diamonds on the dial, as well as 24 black diamonds on each of the indices.
Article Courtesy of Surfersvillage Global Surf News