Broken Boards and Barrels at Barra
After a four-day break from competition, the Billabong Rio Pro launched back to action at the primary venue of Barra da Tijuca as world's best surfers did battle in challenging four-to-six foot (1.5 - 2 metre) barrels at the primary venue.
Adam Melling (AUS), 27, led the day's proceedings with superior barrel-riding skills. The powerful natural-footer charged into two deep tubes, earning the day's highest single wave score of 9.67 out of 10 en route to the day's highest heat total of 17.00 out of 20.
Adam melling (AUS) posted the highest wave score of the day a near perfect 9 point ride.