• April 20, 2024 11:29 PM

 Michel Bourez claims his second event win of 2014,defeating Kolohe Andino in the Billabong Rio Pro.photo1 (18)

Final

Michel Bourez (PYF) 13.84 vs. Kolohe Andino (USA) 6.43

Michel Bourez opened up first in the Final, blasting a 7.17 for a series of three powerful backhand turns. Kolohe Andino would catch a series of waves, his best coming in at a 5.00 for two backhand snaps. Bourez was more selective in his approach, notching a 6.67 on his second ride.

In need of an 8.84, Andino would hunt down the righthand ramps on offer at Barra Da Tijuca, but the Californian was unable to complete any attempts.

Bourez held on for the win, taking his second victory of the 2014 ASP WCT season, moving to No. 4 on the rankings.

Billabong Rio Pro Final footage, via the ASP

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Semifinals

SF 1: Kolohe Andino (USA) 14.73 def. Kelly Slater (USA) 14.17

SF 2: Michel Bourez (PYF) 15.30 def. Taj Burrow (AUS) 12.33

Quarterfinals

QF 1: Kelly Slater (USA) 14.50 def. Nat Young (USA) 12.37

QF 2: Kolohe Andino (USA) 12.44 def. Bede Durbidge (AUS) 7.40

QF 3: Michel Bourez (PYF) 16.83 def. Jordy Smith (ZAF) 11.67

QF4: Taj Burrow (AUS) 15.66 def. Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 7.20

Source:- ASP