Just watched a few highlight vids... the ABUSE those boards take is unbelievable. You really get an appreciation when you watch those big turns, lip bashes, and landings in super slow-mo of the forces involved.
a lot of factors went into bruce's disaster heat. He's been surfing giant waves lately, his heat was way early in the morning, rusty at the comp scene and he's been experimenting with a lot of different shapes (isn't acclimated to any), etc
anyway, I could barely even pay attention because sal masakala kept yapping about everything except what was going on in the heat.