QS rankings get a major shakeup.
The Brazilian surfer has a long way to go up the rankings to qualify for 2017, but with momentum like this, he might just get there.
World N°31 Jeremy Flores Scores an 8.23 for his fast and powerful combo on a medium righthander and takes the lead in Round Four Heat 7.
The Australian, who is struggling on the CT ranks and could use a QS boost, made an impressive comeback in Round Five.
Both surfers have a lot to gain at the Billabong Pro Cascais, but it was Gudauskas who got to move on to the Quarters.
The Brazilian, who arrived in Portugal at No. 9 on the QS rankings, went big to take the lead off of Connor O'Leary.
The two went blow for blow on their backhands, with CT hopeful Duru getting the better of the exchange with an 8.17.
Ryan Callinan and Italo Ferreira waited patiently for their scores after their Round Five bout, but it was the Aussie who got the nod.
CT surfer Matt Banting needs some solid results to keep his spot on tour in 2017, but Gudauskas threw a wrench in the works.