The first QS10,000 event of the year is one of the best predictive tools for CT qualification.
The first QS10,000 of the season, presented by Billabong, will feature a stacked field of the world's best.
Only two surfers from the Top 10 survived a bloody Round Three, one of the most turbulent in Championship Tour history.
In his sudden-death heat against Joel Parkinson, the Frenchman squeezed the life out of this wave.
In another heated exchange against Jeremy Flores, Parko got the better of the scores.
Joel Parkinson vs. Jeremy Flores
First QS10,000 Men's event for 2017
Jeremy Flores of France advanced into Round Three in Heat 8 of Round Two at the Outerknown Fiji Pro at Cloudbreak, Fiji.
Mick Fanning tries to keep his World Title hopes alive against Jeremy Flores (FRA) in Round 3 of the Billabong Pipe Masters
Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Jadson Andre (BRA) vs. Jeremy Flores (FRA) in glassy Pipe.
The French surfer became a Pipe Master in 2010. Here, he reveals why it's every surfer's dream to win at the famed North Shore break.