Perrow and Parko at the Pro


Kieren Perrow – Photo ASP/Kirstin Scholtz


Suffolk Park’s Kieren Perrow won his opening heat at the Billabong Pro in Tahiti with an excellent 16.60 (out of 20.00) to advance directly into round three last Thursday.

Perrow on 17.93 was knocked out of the comp in that round by fellow Aussie Josh Kerr on 18.53. John narrowly won his fourth round heat against Jeremy Flores by just .2.

Round five is on today. Each of the four heats has an Australian competing – number one seed and defending event champion Mick Fanning, Adrian Buchan, Julian Wilson and Joel Parkinson are all looking for a second bite at the Tahitian (pine)apple.

Already through to the Quarters is an Hawaiian and Aussie contingent of John John Florence and Frederick Patacchia from the north and Kerr and Kai Otton from the south.

The Billabong Pro Tahiti is stop 6 of 10 on the ASP World Championship Tour and has a waiting period from August 15 to August 26.


Photo ASP – Kirstin Scholtz

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Become a supporter of The Echo

A note from the editorial team

Some of The Echo’s editorial team: journalists Paul Bibby and Aslan Shand, editor Hans Lovejoy, photographer Jeff Dawson and Mandy Nolan

The Echo has never underestimated the intelligence and passion of its readers. In a world of corporate banality and predictability, The Echo has worked hard for more than 30 years to help keep Byron and the north coast unique with quality local journalism and creative ideas. We think this area needs more voices, reasoned analysis and ideas than just those provided by News Corp, lifestyle mags, Facebook groups and corporate newsletters.

The Echo is one hundred per cent locally owned and one hundred per cent independent. As you have probably gathered from what is happening in the media industry, it is not cheap to produce a weekly newspaper and a daily online news service of any quality.

We have always relied entirely on advertising to fund our operations, but often loyal readers who value our local, independent journalism have asked how they could help ensure our survival.

Any support you can provide to The Echo will make an enormous difference. You can make a one-off contribution or a monthly one. With your help, we can continue to support a better informed local community and a healthier democracy for another 30 years.”

Echonetdaily is made possible by the support of all of our advertisers.