Surfer Callum Robson produced the first perfect ride of the WSL season, nailing a 10 to join four other Australian men in the round of 36 at the Portugal Pro.
Australian surfer Robson nails perfect 10 in Portugal
Australia’s Callum Robson has held his nerve to produce the first perfect 10-point ride of the World Surf League championship season in the nick of time.
Robson was facing an early exit from the Rip Curl Pro Portugal, needing a big score in the dying minutes of his elimination round heat against Brazil’s Gabriel Medina and Frenchman Maxime Huscenot at Supertubos Beach on Sunday.
When a huge wave appeared, he launched into a deep drop, barely making the bottom turn then disappearing from view before rocketing out of the tube and drawing a 10 from the judges to advance.
“It feels really good, especially in a moment where I needed it the most,” said 22-year-old Robson.