The Maui ripper earned runner-up last year and came back firing on all cylinders over an international field.
More international dominance and top North America threats highlighted the Quarterfinal matchups.
A stacked Quarterfinal draw has been realized after finishing the final four heats of Round Two.
Amid all the women's QS6,000 action, opening rounds of the Pro Junior women got underway.
A mix of surfers from the top-tier Championship Tour, Qualifying Series and high-ranked juniors will compete starting June 6.
The Los Cabos Open of Surf provides a big opportunity for a few surfers to establish themselves among the ranks.
The former Championship Tour competitor has launched her Alana Blanchard Foundation with hopes of helping the next up-and-coming women.
Stop No. 2 of the North America Junior Tour has seen vital implications in the past and may provide a leap once more.
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.