- 31 March 2013 | Surfing
Solid six-to-eight foot (2 – 2.5 metre) surf greeted surfers for the crucial Round 2 of the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2013, in Australia.
Jordy Smith was in sensational form, nailing a near-perfect 19.14 heat total out of a possible 20 for unmatched power and precision in the big Bells righthanders.
"I have really good equipment under my feet right now. The boards feel really solid and I think big Bells Bowl waves really suit my surfing. I love having big walls to carve up. Hopefully the conditions stay solid and clean for the rest of the event", says Smith.
Taj Burrow, former event winner at Bells, survived a hard-fought Round 3 heat this afternoon against an in-form Dusty Payne.
"Starting with a huge score is sometimes scary because you have to back it up. I've had a few shockers here over the past few years but I'm taking it on as a challenge, changed a few things up and I'm here to ring the Bell 100%,” Burrow said.
Nat Young continued his impressive run at Bells Beach. Taking on ASP World Title threat Julian Wilson in the final heat of the afternoon, Young's dominant backhand was enough to stave off at late charge from the Australian, advancing him into Round 4.
"That was huge for me. I lost in this round at Snapper so my goal was to improve from there. The waves weren't pretty, but I knew if I could find a few, I could maybe get a few scores on my backhand", says Young.
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2013 Round 2 Results:
Heat 1: Taj Burrow (AUS) 16.50 def. Jacob Willcox (AUS) 12.16
Heat 2: Gabriel Medina (BRA) 15.90 def. Jack Perry (AUS) 12.17
Heat 3: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 15.73 def. Oney Anwar (IDN) 7.43
Heat 4: Jeremy Flores (FRA) 14.10 def. Patrick Gudauskas (USA) 13.90
Heat 5: Tiago Pires (PRT) 17.57 def. Michel Bourez (PYF) 17.27
Heat 6: Dusty Payne (HAW) 17.10 def. Owen Wright (AUS) 9.50
Heat 7: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 19.14 def. Glenn Hall (IRL) 11.77
Heat 8: C.J. Hobgood (USA) 18.10 def. Adam Melling (AUS) 11.33
Heat 9: Bede Durbidge (AUS) 14.60 def. Brett Simpson (USA) 14.23
Heat 10: Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 16.33 def. Travis Logie (ZAF) 15.43
Heat 11: Damien Hobgood (USA) 15.07 def. Kieren Perrow (AUS) 14.60
Heat 12: Kai Otton (AUS) 15.43 def. Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 13.43
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2013 Round 3 Results:
Heat 1: Taj Burrow (AUS) 16.33 def. Dusty Payne (HAW) 10.27
Heat 2: Kai Otton (AUS) 14.67 def. Jeremy Flores (FRA) 14.23
Heat 3: Nat Young (USA) 12.50 def. Julian Wilson (AUS) 10.50