With less than tasty waves rolling into Bells Beach in Victoria, Australia earlier this week, the crowd’s mood was officially mellow while awaiting Rip Curl Pro 2012. We are talking waves that could have been dominated by our baby’s babies. Ok… maybe not, but seriously.
After some wait, the surf report improved and the field of the world’s 36 raddest surfers hit some swells that were meant for the big boys. Team Marley representative Bede Durbridge hit the beach during the second heat and went pedal to the metal all over his competition.
Durbridge, an Australian native, caught three waves in his heat and received one of the highest single wave scores on what was sure to be one of largest sets of the day. With a huge under the loop dropwall, some quick turns and a sick layback just before hitting the sand, his one wave ride stood out from the rest of the Rip Curl Pro 2012 pack, which included heavy hitters like Kelly Slater, Adriano De Souza and Mick Fanning.
Looking to trample the competition as he heads back up the leader board, Bede Durbridge now sets his sights on the upcoming Billabong Pro Rio in Brazil this May. Until then? This sick surfer will be heading out on a filming trip for his next video, pushing himself to the brink on each wave in true #LiveMarley fashion.
One love and good luck to Bede on filming his part and on the remaining events of this year’s pro tour.