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Day 1 Volcom Fiji Pro

by on Sunday 3rd June, 2012   16943 Views

THE Volcom Fiji Pro kicked off in solid overhead Cloudbreak barrels.

Jordy Smith grabbed the opening wave of the Volcom Fiji Pro scoring a 4.67 and then backed it up with massive 9 pointer ride on his second wave. Smith would eventually win the heat advancing to Round 3, sending Fred Pattachia and Brett Simpson to round 2.

Today’s biggest story was wildcard Mitch Coleborn upsetting 11 time world champion Kelly Slater with the highest heat total of Rd 1. Mitch paddled into one of the best tubes of the day halfway through the heat earning a 9.27. Afterwards, the ocean went quiet for several minutes leaving Coleborn in need of a mid range score. As the timer counted down towards the end of the heat, it looked as though Mitch would not get another scoring opportunity. Then, with only 7 seconds left, Mitch dropped into a wave and threaded through a fantastic tube scoring an 8.10 as the horn sounded. “When I got that last wave, I knew that I was going to make it and I couldn’t wipe the grin off my face. Said Mitch. “I’m so stoked! It’s a dream come true.”

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