How favorites crumbled and rookies rumbled, and what it means for the Margaret River Pro.
Tatiana Weston-Webb finished runner-up in a heated battle that went down to the salt-crusted wire.
By coming within arm's-length of a Bells win, the rookie reinforced her promise as the latest in a tradition of successful surf prodigies.
From Zeke Lau taking down John John Florence to Silvana Lima's upset over Carissa Moore, Tuesday was packed with drama.
The style queen earned a 9.07 to take the Semifinal win from Caroline Marks with under five minutes on the clock.