With small-scale surf and a huge crowd, Johanne Defay took the elite win and Hiroto Ohhara made QS history.
The upstart event champ clinched his win with a 9.17 in the final minutes of the Final.
Johanne Defay wins a CT for the first time and Hiroto Ohhara makes history at the 2015 Vans US Open of Surfing.
Tanner Hendrickson hacked apart a left through the Huntington Beach Pier for a 9.33 in Round 3.
Top QS athletes battle it out in Round 3 with power and progression.
Get the best of the action latest photos from the men's Qualifying Series 10,000 event.
Only 24 surfers remain in the men's QS 10,000 in Huntington Beach as San Clemente-based elites advance at the Vans US Open of Surfing.