Move over World Cup, because the 2014 Billabong Rio Women’s Pro is hitting the beautiful beachbreak of Barra da Tijuca first, kicking off on May 7. With a $250,000 prize purse, will 2013’s champion Tyler Wright be able to defend her title? With her first heat up against Laura Enever and Alana Blanchard she may be in for a tricky ride.
Sally Fitzgibbons posted a win at Rio in 2012, and reigning two-time ASP Women’s World Champion and current ASP World No. 1 Carissa Moore won in 2011. Carissa’s had a triumphant month winning the Margaret River Pro and the Ripcurl Pro Bells Beach, so let’s see if she can score a hat-trick at Rio.
Peep the event trailer below: