The WRV Outer Banks Pro QS1,000 pres. by Pacifico witnessed an Outer Banks dream during the second day of competition. Everyone in attendance deemed it the best day ever for an East Coast event and it lasted from first light until the sun faded to darkness.
Let the photos from John Ferguson do the talking.
Round One surfers like Australia's Chris Michalak were lucky enough to surf three different times if they kept making their heats -- which he did with three near-perfect scores throughout the day including this 9.93's miraculous exit.
Under the pseudonym "Johnny Tsunami" after a registration issue, Dustin Richardson represented the name to a tee and had everyone around the event in great spirits with his big smile and crazy barrel performances all day long. This gem earned him a near-perfect 9.37 in his last heat of the day.
Costa Rica's Tomas King scored the day's only Perfect 10 amid the countless 9-point rides scored after re-emerging from the darkness of this one.
Burke's fellow Barbadian Dane Mackie contender was in barrel heaven, along with his goofyfoot brethren, with the freight train lefts streaming through.
But, it was Gabriel Farias who showed his prowess in both the epic conditions and smaller finals day swell to become the first-ever WRV Outer Banks Pro winner from outside the North American region.