Men & women take it to the water on the opening day of the 2016 QS 6000 Azores Airlines Pro, presented by Sumol.
Field at Itacare narrows to 16.
Competition heats up as top seeds enter the lineup for the Round of 64.
Praia da Joaquina pumps for the Oceano Santa Catarina Pro Round of 96.
Local knowledge plays precedence in heavy surf at the Vans World Cup of Surfing.
Joshua Moniz uses his ariels to earn top spot against Brett Simpson, Frederico Morais and Kiron Jabour.
Frederico Morais vs. Brett Simpson vs. Joshua Moniz vs. Kiron Jabour