Friday, April 18, 2014
Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Welcome to Bells Beach.
Kelly Slater enters the arena.
Bede Durbidge posted another stellar performance winning his Round 1 heat on a grey and stormy morning at Bells.
Sebastian Zietz secured his first win of the season over Josh Kerr and Raoni Monteiro.
Taj Burrow capitalised on every scoring opportunity to advance into Round 3 in first place.
Mick Fanning's surgical rail-game shone in the open walls at Bells, blending seamless forehand carves to net a pair of 7s and a place in Round 3.
In one of the closest heats of the day Joel Parkinson tipped Adam Melling off the winner's block earning the win in the dying seconds.
Joel Parkinson's smooth polished form, earned him a ticket into Round 3.
A four time winner at Bells Beach Kelly Slater defeated Kolohe Andino in a nail-biting Round 1 heat.
Jordy Smith put on a spectacle in Heat 8, leaping out of the blocks with a two big scores (8.00 and 6.5) and leaving opponents Dion Atkinson (AUS) and Filipe Toledo (BRA) scratching for a score
Current ASP World No. 1 Gabriel Medina secured his ticket directly into Round 3 after showing up Travis Logie and Miguel Pupo at the Bells Bowl in Heat 9
Owen Wright was out for redemption defeating defending champion Adriano De Souza during Round 1.
Julian Wilson proved the on form surfer in an exciting match-up against Mitch Crews and John John Florence.
CJ Hobgood took out the all goofy affair against Kai Otton and Jadson Andre.
Jacob Willcox was eliminated in Round 2.
Cahill Bell-Warren one last look at what could have been.
Aritz Aranburu took a well earned Round 1 victory in stormy Bells Beach surf.
â€œYou know what the waves are going to do, youâ€™ve just got to be on to it. Youâ€™ve got to plan your body and boards around what the wave is doing.â€ Mick Fanning
Freddy P and his girls head home after a big day.
"I was a bit unprepared and because of that I had some nerves in that Heatâ€ - Kelly Slater.
Easter Weekend Crowd
â€œI made a few mistakes and I was a little nervous to be honest because I havenâ€™t surfed in three days,â€ said Kelly Slater.