As the halfway mark approaches, let's examine four key season-defining facts.
3X World Champion Mick Fanning of Australia finishes equal 13th in the Outerknown Fiji Pro after placing second to Michel Bourez of Tahiti
The reigning World Champ belts a 9.43 on his last Semifinal wave to advance into the Final.
The reigning World Champ eliminates Wilko with nine-pointer.
See how the final day of action unfolded at last year's 2014 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.
Heat recap: Fanning vs. Bourez
Tahitian Michel Bourez opened Tuesday's action at the Fiji Pro with a win over Mick Fanning.
Mick Fanning vs. Michel Bourez