South Africa's favorite takes out his second Ballito Pro win over long-time threat Willian Cardoso.
As the heats marched on in Ballito, the intensity of competition heated up at the points-rich South African QS contest.
Surfers push performance limits to move into the Ballito Pro Quarterfinals.
Pressure is building at the QS10000 Ballito Pro, as competitors battle to break into the final 16.
The Brazilian lays it on the line to win a fiercely surfed heat and stay in contention at the Ballito Pro presented by Billabong.
Josh Kerr, Ethan Ewing, Ezekiel Lau and Leo Fioravanti are out. Keanu Asing and Griffin Colapinto keep climbing.
In a shifting lineup, spontaneous maneuvers score the highest on third day of QS10,000 Ballito Pro pres. by Billabong.
Top seeds get bloodied again as competition at the QS10,000 heads into the all-important third round.
Excellent waves show up for the morning of Day Two at the QS10,000 Ballito Pro pres. by Billabong.