This week's QS 6,000 win in the mid-Atlantic for the much-fêted goofyfooter resonated more on social media than others.
O catarinense praticamente garantiu sua vaga no CT 2018 ao repetir a vitória de Ian Gouveia no Azores Airlines Pro no ano passado.
Mendes, Dora and Rodrigues now lead a huge pack dominating the Qualifying Series.
The Brazilian ace clinches second big Qualifying Series win and moves one step closer to the 2018 Championship Tour roster.
Yago Dora já subiu para terceiro no ranking, Michael Rodrigues entrou no G-10 e seguem na disputa do título.
Just eight are left in the Azores to compete Friday for the event title and 6,000 QS points.
Dezoito passaram para a fase dos 48 melhores do Azores Airlines Pro, com Jessé Mendes, Tomas Hermes, Yago Dora e Willian Cardoso.
Sao Miguel turns green and gold on second day of action with wedgy fun waves at Santa Barbara.
The Atlantic archipelago is slow to deliver the goods but still provides a little swell to launch the QS6,000 event.
The Atlantic islands provide waves and scenery unmatched anywhere in the world.