Santa Barbara pumps on Day 3 and by day's end, only 8 surfers remain at Azores Airlines Pro pres. by SEAT.
Kaipo and Ross break down early heats at the Vans World Cup where Kiwis Ricardo Christie and Billy Stairmand took clutch Round One wins.
The Atlantic archipelago is slow to deliver the goods but still provides a little swell to launch the QS6,000 event.
The men complete the Round of 96 and the women determine Semifinalists.