If you missed it yesterday, here is the heat recap. It was an epic one!
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Australian filmmaker Riley Blakeway has immense talent, so when he turns his lens to Taj, it comes as no surprise that the product is awesome! Here is a cool look inside the head of TB as he prepped for the 2011 World Tour, smoked Snapper and set his sights on Bells. By the way, its also chalk full of incredible surfing…
The day started out great with groomed walls filtering into the Bells bowl and the fat but fast waves looked like they would perfectly suit the styles of both Taj and Michel. In the second heat, TB looked sharp, but fell victim to having 3 guys in the water and not enough waves to properly blow up. He was one maneuver away from taking it home, so in a bittersweet manner, we’ll get to watch him duke it out in round 2.
Michel looked fast, powerful and precise as usual. By the time his heat (#8) hit the water, an unfriendly onshore wind served up a light texture that forced all riders to be a little bit more conservative than they probably wanted to be. Regardless, the Spartan still found some open faces and vertical sections that allowed him to unleash. Highlights below!
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