Friday, July 11, 2008
19.70 out of 20!!!
What can I say? Taylor absolutely BLEW UP in his Round 1 heat at the Billabong Pro J-Bay and erupted for a total of 19.70 out of a possible 20 points. That's the highest recorded heat score at Jeffrey's Bay - EVER.
How impressive was this? Here's a few facts:
Taylor's two scoring waves were a 9.90 and a 9.80.
Taylor's throw-away wave from the heat was a 9.0.
Joel Parkinson, who finished 2nd in the heat, scored a perfect 10 and still lost.
So as of right now, Taylor is sitting in the pole position for the Nixon 'WTA' award for the event. Winner gets a custom $10,000 watch from Nixon for the highest heat score of the event. And unless someone puts together a perfect 20 score, things could be looking good.
Here's some of the highlights from Taylor's Round 1 heat:
SURFLINE's Round 1 coverage including video of Taylor's waves and a great sequence of his power hack.
SURFER's Day 1 photo gallery including a few great shots of Taylor tearing the lip to pieces.
SURFER'S Day 1 video highlights.