When Kelly Slater can’t control his excitement at a surf contest, you know something extraordinary is happening. Opening day of the 2014 Billabong Pro Tahiti delivered the extraordinary. From horrific spills over the falls by CJ Hobgood to magnificent barrel rides, pro surfing lived up to its potential today, and it’s looking like it’s only going to get better.
“I couldn’t wait to start the heat and get going this morning because it was perfect,” said Kelly Slater. “I’m so excited that I’m shaking. I need to calm myself down because I’m too excited. It’s going to be a great week and I think it’s going to get considerably bigger than this.”
If you missed the action on today’s webcast, tune in to the ASP to get your recap. Look for the call tomorrow. It could be beautiful.