No Laying Off
The Free Surf Sessions
There have been some dreamy moments at the Oakley Bali Pro, but seven days in and they've only run two rounds. That doesn't mean the boys haven't been keeping their game sharp. Here's what's been happening at Keramas when the webcast's turned off.
Adriano De Souza
After a disappointing result in Fiji that saw him fall from first to fifth in the ratings, De Souza's been putting his time in Bali to good use. He'll face Matt Wilkinson in round three.
Slater always saves his best for last, and one gets the feeling that this little top turn is nothing more than a warm-up for much bigger and better things to come.
Godfather of Bali surfing, Rizal Tanjung is loved and respected by every surfer that's from or visits the island. Over the last 20 years he's been a great ambassador for one of the most surf-rich zones in the world.
Up close and personal with the most exciting Brazilian surfer on the world tour.
Not exactly a world tour warrior, but a likeable guy just the same, Balaram Stack has a knack for putting himself in the right spot even when the playing field's deep with talent.
Fifteen-year-old Jack Robinson from Western Australia got a wildcard into the contest and as the low seed had to go up against Kelly Slater. Life's rough when you're a kid.
Power on glass. Bourez finds a full-rail moment to himself in the craziness that has been life at Keramas.
Muniz's slump continued as he went down to Kai Otton in round two. Given how well the wave suits his style it would have been good to see him make it farther in the event.
John John Florence
Nothing too special about this photo of Florence -- unless you take special note of how far up his board is waxed. When you're launching 10-point airs you need all the grip you can get, apparently.
Grab and rotate, nobody does it like Kerr. From air show champ to world tour vet, he continues to be an aerial pioneer, and Keramas fits his approach perfectly.
Local boy Oney Anwar proving that he can fly with the best of them. He only lost to Joel Parkinson in round two by a couple of points -- and you imagine the stir that would have caused?
Just another day in paradise for a man that seems to smile through every moment of it. Yes, Jordy, this is your life.
No logo on the nose, no problem for Raoni Monteiro. He's a savage competitor and earns most of his money off of prize money.