The Globe Pro Fiji, event number four on the ASP World Tour, took place in Namotu Tavarua, Fiji, from 25 May - 6 June 2008.
The event lived up to its reputation as competitors were treated to 6-8 foot surf at both Restaurants and Cloudbreak. Competitors and contest organizers alike felt that the 2008 Globe Pro Fiji was the best event for waves on the Men’s ASP World Tour in nearly two years.
After missing the event in 2006, Kelly Slater picked up right where he left off in 2005, in vicious form and with another win - his third this year's tour. Despite strong performances by Globe team riders CJ Hobgood and Taj Burrow, finishing 2nd and 3rd, respectively, Slater’s form was true to his eight world titles.
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Globe Pro Fiji Final Results:
Final: Kelly Slater (USA) 16.67 def. C.J. Hobgood (USA) 13.27
Globe Pro Fiji Semifinal Results:
Heat 1: Kelly Slater (USA) 18.70 def. Taj Burrow (AUS) 12.84
Heat 2: C.J. Hobgood (USA) 17.64 def. Adriano de Souza (BRA) 13.87
Globe Pro Fiji Quarterfinal Results:
Heat 1: Taj Burrow (AUS) 14.60 def. Bede Durbidge (AUS) 12.73
Heat 2: Kelly Slater (USA) 14.27 def. Bobby Martinez (USA) 13.67
Heat 3: C.J. Hobgood (USA) 17.50 def. Mick Fanning (AUS) 6.84
Heat 4: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 13.00 def. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 12.66
Top 10 ASP World Tour Rated Surfers after the Globe Pro Fiji:
1. Kelly Slater (USA) 4010 points
2. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 3072 points
3. Bede Durbidge (AUS) 3050 points
4. Adriano de Souza (BRA) 2808 points
5. Taj Burrow (AUS) 2762 points
6. C.J. Hobgood (USA) 2728 points
7. Mick Fanning (AUS) 2721 points
8. Andy Irons (HAW 2606 points
9. Adrian Buchan (AUS) 2474 points
10. Bobby Martinez (USA) 2428 points