Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) was eliminated in Round 4 of the Roxy Pro, ending a remarkable streak of 44 straight Quarterfinals (or better) appearances. Her run was ended in part by Lima's air-reverse, and it would appear that Fitzgibbons is "upping" her game, so to speak, in preparation for the Rip Curl Women's Pro Bells Beach. -- @sally_fitz: Flying into another week with plenty of stoke : ) @x_dubai
Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) kicked off the year with a Round 4 finish at the Roxy Pro. During lay days, Van Dijk relished in the surf at her home break. -- @nikkivandijk: Beautiful day @ home 2day ðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜‹ @magsymooo
Glenn Hall (IRL) claimed a big Round 3 upset at the Quiksilver Pro in a heat in which reigning World Champion Gabriel Medina (BRA) was flagged for an interference. Hall holds no grudge against Medina and is already looking forward to the next match-up. -- @glennhall81: Already watching old Clips of Occy out Bells Bowl in excited for the next event. Can't wait to rock up to Bells Beach carpark on those fresh mornings with lines stacked to the horizon and Hells Bells pumping through the speakers. #ACDC #hellsbells @markocchilupo
Californian Dane Reynolds made the most of the small conditions on the Gold Coast, including throwing down a huge air at D-Bah on a lay day. He lost in Round 2 of the Quiksilver Pro, but when swell finally arrived it seems he got his share of waves. -- @sealtooth: so fried my eyes feel like raisins rolled in chilli powder love surfing all day in australia ðŸ˜ŽðŸ‘Šâš¡ï¸ðŸ”¥
Courtney Conlogue (USA) opted for a board suited to the small conditions on hand in Australia. She brought a few friends along for the ride. -- @courtneyconlogue: They see me rolling.... Small wave daze! #miniontracker #minionmoments
Adriano de Souza lost to fellow Brazilian Filipe Toledo in the Semifinals at the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast, but he was gracious in defeat and supportive of his good friend's first event win. -- @adrianodesouza: Parabãns @filipetoledo mlkcote tu e sinistroooo já era o nosso xodó preferidoooo agora com essa vitoria eternizou pra sempre entre a turma dos Brasileiros no tour. Foi um prazer competir contra voce e assistir voce ao vivo quebrando tudo.
Mil Parabãns a familia @surfamily ðŸ’‹ a vocesðŸ‘Š, Parabãns aos Brasileiros que mostrou muita força na primeira etapa do ano/ congratulations to @filipetoledo this guy, just surfed like a giant throughout the competition, you immortalized within our group of Brazilians with this win, mention to this beautiful family @surfamily ðŸ’‹ and was pleasure to compete against and watching his surfing during the comp. also congrats to everyone from
Mick Fanning (AUS) finished equal fifth at the 2015 Quiksilver Pro for the second year in a row. He seems to be working on getting back into contest mode by having Peter Mel make his freesurfs feel more like heats. -- @mfanno: @petermel commentating about my under arm hair haha!! @wsl ðŸ“· @badboyryry