Checking In With Taj and Parko at the #FijiPro
On Day 1 of the Fiji Pro there was swell and there was wind and it was tricky. Thanks to a shifty lineup and a few lulls Billabong team rider Taj Burrow lost his Round 1 heat and was relegated to Round 2. Just one heat later the wind shifted as Joel Parkinson took to the lineup and he found just enough barrels to win his heat to advance straight into Round 3.
The conditions didn't change much for Day 2 and in the first heat of the day Taj found his form fast to defeat local wildcard Isei Tokovou and advance into Round 3.
The call for Day 3 will be 7:30 am FJT or 12:30 pm PST, follow us on Twitter @billabong1973 for the news.
Even with hacks like this Taj couldn't win his Round 1 heat and was set to surf against the local wild card in Round 2.
Joel surfed in the heat right after Taj and the wind turned in his favor offering barrels like this and helping him win the heat by a wide margin.
Taj's technical skills took over in his Round 2 heat, leading him to a comfortable victory.