Billabong Rio Pro and Women's Rio Pro hits ABC this Sunday
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 23 May, 2014 - All the best moments from the Billabong Rio Pro and Women’s Rio Pro presented by Billabong are coming to U.S. television audiences this weekend. Fans can tune in to the "World of X-Games" on ABC this Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. PT to watch highlights from the convergence of the world's best surfers at Barra Da Tijuca.
Stop No. 4 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour played host to the sole South American event on surfing’s elite Tour and saw the ASP Top 34 and Top 17 continue their campaigns for the title of ASP World Champion.
On the men’s side, the ASP Top 34 took to the powerful beachbreak of Barra Da Tijuca, with Gabriel Medina (BRA) leading the world's best as ASP World No. 1 alongside reigning three-time ASP World Champion Mick Fanning (AUS), Kelly Slater (USA), Joel Parkinson (AUS), defending event winner Jordy Smith (ZAF), Julian Wilson (AUS), Michel Bourez (PYF) and John John Florence (HAW).
Reigning two-time ASP Women's World Champion and past event winner Carissa Moore (HAW) led a field of the world’s best female surfers that included Lakey Peterson (USA), Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), defending event winner Tyler Wright (AUS), Coco Ho (HAW) and more.
US fans can tune in to ABC this Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. PT to watch the world's best showcase their talents in Rio. Stop No. 5 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour, the Fiji Pro and Fiji Women’s Pro, will be held from Sunday, May 25 to Friday, June 13, 2014 and webcast LIVE on aspworldtour.com.