ONE perfect day, 21 perfect heats. Day two of the Rip Curl Pro Portugal Pipelined along the sand all day dropping nines like cheap tricks.
Heat of the day was Julian Wilso/Kai Otton going toe to toe trading heavyweight scaores. Otton posted a near perfect 9.97 out of a possible 10 on his opening ride and backed it up with an excellent 8.43 to put the youngster on the back foot early on. However, Wilson would answer back in champion fashion, netting a 9.43 early in the heat before pulling into a cavernous bomb for a 9.70 and the heat win.
"That was an amazing heat," Wilson said. "My hat goes off to Otto (Kai Otton) as he was getting some ridiculous barrels and really put the pressure on me early. I've been watching the conditions all day long and have been trying not to froth out too hard, but they're just so perfect. It's truly Dream Tour stuff out there today."
More highlights from the Rip Curl Pro Portugal are available here.