Californian Kolohe Andino earned a spot in the Quarters with a seamless display of backhand surfing against Australians Julian Wilson and Joel Parkinson. In this exchange, he went blow-for-blow with Parko, earning a massive 9-point ride. The Aussies couldn't find an answer, and Kolohe pushed through.
The World No. 5 has been on a tear since his Semifinal finish in France, the contest prior to Portugal. His newfound form is looking lethal heading into later rounds at the MEO Rip Curl Pro.