In less than a couple hours the CT surfers will be let loose in the line up at Bells Beach. The RipCurl Pro at Bells Beach is one of the most iconic tour events, not only because it is home to some of the world’s best waves, but because the surfers crowned champion get to hike up the long flight of wooden stairs and ring the Bells Beach bell.
To some, this is the strictly the only competition they dream of winning one day. Now with Fanning back on tour, there will be some fierce competition out in the water as Mick has dominated this event year after year.
Round 1 looks promising and the steaks are high.
Heat 1: Matt Wilkinson, Mick Fanning, Jadson Andre
Heat 2: Owen Wright, Miguel Pupo, Ezekiel Lau
Heat 3: Gabriel Medina, Stuart Kennedy, Leonardo Fioravanti
Heat 4: Jordy Smith, Kanoa Igarashi, Nat Young
Heat 5: Kolohe Andino, Jack Freestone, Samuel Pupo
Heat 6: John John FLorence, Jeremy Flores, Glyndyn Ringrose
Heat 7: Adriano de Souza, Caio Ibelli, Joan Duru
Heat 8: Kelly Slater, Josh Kerr, Ian Gouveia
Heat 9: Michel Bourez, Connor O’Leary, Ethan Ewing
Heat 10: Joe Parkinson, Adrian Buchan, Frederico Morais
Heat 11: Filipe Toldeo, Connor Coffin, Bede Dururbidge
Heat 12: Julian Wilson, Sebastian Zietz, Wiggolly Dantas