local favoritism? Owen Wright had a ridiculous air reverse, and DeSouza had a really sick floater that outscored Wright making Adriano the winner. I thought it was pretty close, but i would think airs would get awarded higher points for difficulty
Claims are like celebrating after you just ripped the last wave. I find that dumb though because I don't want surfing to turn into football or basketball where they celebrate even when they are losing by a ton. And yes I agree the judging was a little messed up. I think Owen shoulda won that heat with that sick last wave he snagged
Desouza's 8 pointer looked wayyyyyyy overscored. He did 1 floater. They have never scored floaters well on the ASP, all the sudden they are dropping an 8+ for 1 floater? Granted it was a sweet one, and the waves did kinda suck the whole contest.
the waves really were terrible. I have been living in Florianopolis, Brazil for the past two months (the asp contest was in santa catarina last year). Brazil is a beautiful country, (especially the women) but to tell you the truth the surf is really not that spectacular (east coast atlantic). I can always surf a waist plus wave almost everyday, and severy so often spots here can be world class, but it really isn't the place to handle a world tour event. Imagine surfing snapper's then coming to rio de janeiro to surf beach break slop? It was not even enjoyable to watch. I really hope quiksilver LI isnt a catastrophe.