The second stop of the WCT ASP Tour saw many great waves and some controversial scores. During the Semi Finals between Kelly Slater and Michel Bourez with about six minutes left in the heat the judges scored Bourez with the highest scoring wave of the day at 9.33. In the Blogosphere and Twitterverse many cried a foul. With six minuets left Bourez needed a 9.13 to win and after several minutes of deliberating judges gave Bourez a 9.33, the highest scored wave of the day, a wave which he failed to complete. Although two of the three frontside turns he did complete were powerful, he fell on his fourth turn creating an incomplete wave. People claim points should have been deducted for not completing a wave, not given the highest score. Take skateboarding or even Olympic floor gymnastics, you could have just landed a 900 air or double pike but if you fall at the end of your run you get points deducted or even disqualified. Many felt Slater was underscored while Bourez was given a clean path to the Finals where he rightfully defeated Australian Josh Kerr with his same powerful frontside laybacks. Decide for yourself if Kelly got robbed by watching the ASP Drug Aware Pro Quaterfinals Heat 2.
In points Gabriel Medina still sits first with a total of 15,200 while Joel Parkinson is holding down the number two spot with 13,200. Slater remains in the fifth spot while Michel Bourez jumped nine spots up to fourth. Mick Fanning and Taj Burrow both fell six spots with early losses at the Margaret River Pro leaving Burrow in ninth and Fanning in eleventh. Next event is the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach running from April 16th- 27th and hopes to see plenty of great waves on the righthand point break.