Rio an Upset City

KELLY Slater, Jordy Smith, Mick Fanning all hit the canvas at the Billabong Rio Pro in a day of upsets and almost complete Aussie domination.

After rounds three and four the surfers guaranteed quarter-final spots were: Taj Burrow, Owen Wright, Josh Kerr and Joel Parkinson, making it Australia Day over in Rio.

Real shockers were Kelly Slater's exit at the hands of Bobby Martinez and Mick Fanning's close loss to Brazilian Raoni Monteiro. Adriano de Souza rounds out the local hope but both will need to surf their way through round five to claim a spot in the quarters.

The final day is live HERE.


Ed Temperley

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