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Women's QS Battle Heating Up at Los Cabos Open

Day three at the Los Cabos Open of Surf provided moments of pure brilliance throughout the day for competitors to take full advantage of. Day three at the Los Cabos Open of Surf provided moments of pure brilliance throughout the day for competitors to take full advantage of. WSL / Andrew Nichols

The field of competitors at the Los Cabos Open of Surf Women's Qualifying Series (QS) 6,000 has been whittled down to just 16 after another action-packed day and more great performances. It was a day that goofyfooters reveled in with solid conditions when Zippers provided opportunities to some of the world's best and QS elite.

Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) winning her Round Five heat at the Los Cabos Open of Surf. Tatiana Weston-Webb WSL / Andrew Nichols

Tatiana Weston-Webb's dominance continued by unleashing her backhand once more with yet another excellent score of 8.93 over fellow Championship Tour (CT) competitors Pauline Adoand Sage Erickson. The No. 9 QS-ranked Kauaian is within striking distance of the No. 1 spot with a win and could begin to secure herself in both the CT and QS, but Weston-Webb still has a lot of work ahead of her at Zippers.

"I just waited for the sets and they opened up, and I was able to do bigger maneuvers on those," Weston-Webb said. "It was a lot of fun out there. [Going forward] I'll just have to use priority more seriously and really select the right waves."

Caroline Marks (USA) winning her Round Five heat at the Los Cabos Open of Surf. Caroline Marks WSL / Andrew Nichols

Fifteen-year-old Caroline Marks blasted past deadly fellow goofyfooters Bianca Buitendag and Mahina Maeda with a brilliant performance. Marks earned an 8.17 early in the heat and backed it up with a 7.00. Under Mike "Snips" Parsons' mentoring, the young talent has plenty in her arsenal.

"It's great traveling with Mike [Parsons], he's such a legend and he just told me to go out and have fun," Marks said. "We had a whole game plan of where to sit and what to do -- his advice is so helpful. Surfing against Bianca [Buitendag] was great, she's been like an older sister to me when we've surfed together on trips and I've surfed against Mahina [Maeda] for awhile now so that heat was super fun."

Silvana Lima (BRA) winning her Round Five heat at the Los Cabos Open of Surf. Silvana Lima was not to be left out of the Zippers fun and snagged an 8.50 in her Round Five battle. WSL / Andrew Nichols
Bronte Macaulay (AUS) at the Los Cabos Open of Surf. 2016 Los Cabos Open of Surf Champion Bronte Macaulay is back in Round Six after doing battle with former event champion Coco Ho and former CT competitor Paige Hareb. WSL / Andrew Nichols Dimity Stoyle (AUS) earning runner-up in her Round Five heat at the Los Cabos Open of Surf. Despite a broken hand, Dimity Stoyle earned her way into Round Six with a clutch performance. WSL / Andrew Nichols Summer Macedo (HAW) winning her Round Five heat at the Los Cabos Open of Surf. The young talents of Summer Macedo continue to shine as she earned a spot in Round Five -- joining Macy Callaghan and Caroline Marks as the only three remaining in both events. WSL / Andrew Nichols

More on the Pro Junior women's event HERE

More on the Pro Junior men's event HERE

A 7:00 a.m. MDT call will determine a possible 7:30 a.m. start for either the women's QS6,000 or Pro Junior events.

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