Watch some action from Stop no. 4 of the ASP world tour - The Billabong Rio Pro - and get Pumped.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil braces for the upcoming onslaught of surfers competing for this year's Billabong Rio Pro title. You need only look back at the event tore up the Rio beaches to see the kind of intensity WTC athletes bring to Brazil this time of year.
In 2011, Taj Burrow was in his 13th season on the circuit. With all the prowess that is Taj Burrow, he stormed Rio with big scores up to the Final heat. Image: ASP
Undaunted by the veteran Aussie, Adriano De Souza had a powerful Final that took him to the podium. He was last Brazilian to win the Billabong Rio Pro. Image: ASP
Joel Parkinson threw his frame against the wall with power and ferocity throughout the 2012 Rio Pro, a performance that took him to a Final contest against Hawaiian John John Florence. Image: ASP / Kirstin Scholtz.
Florence scored a 9.10 in the Rio Pro Finals, awarding him top honors and claimed the 2012 Rio title just one year after his rookie campaign. Image: ASP
Gabriel Medina scored a Perfect 10 in the Quarterfinals of the 2013 Billabong Rio Pro. He followed up with a 9.7 in the Semis but ultimately fell short of the final. - ASP / Kirstin Scholtz
After scoring a Perfect 10 in Round 4, Jordy Smith went on to dispose of Filipe Toledo (BRA) and Mick Fanning (AUS) en route to a Final heat against 2011 Rio champ De Souza. - Image: ASP / Kirstin Scholtz