The Maui ripper earned runner-up last year and came back firing on all cylinders over an international field.
Finals day is set at the Los Cabos Open of Surf with a stacked field left.
More international dominance and top North America threats highlighted the Quarterfinal matchups.
Another big day witnessed all women's action with the top seeds debuting in the QS6,000 and the women's Pro Junior beginning.
A stacked Quarterfinal draw has been realized after finishing the final four heats of Round Two.
The Australian surfer took down an international final at the Los Cabos Open of Surf in fun conditions at Zippers.
In more challenging conditions, the Junior Women returned to the lineup for the Quarterfinals and managed brilliant performances.
The Top Seeds made their debut in Round 2 at the Los Cabos Open of Surf but couldn't find the waves in challenging conditions to advance.