With her closest competitors falling out of the Cascais Women's Pro, World No. 1 Sally Fitzgibbons can now surge ahead.
Clean conditions and rising stakes ushered in a morning of careful strategy on the first day of the CT event in Portugal.
Wildcard Teresa Bonvalot will take on World Champ Tyler Wright in a sudden-death Round Two heat.
In her first heat as the Jeep Leader since regaining the yellow jersey, Sally has made it clear that she has no intention of letting up.
The Brazilian is clearly carrying momentum from her win at the Swatch Women's Pro earlier this month.
Stephanie Gilmore and Carissa Moore wrestled for the win, while Malia Manuel found her feet.
Few surfers have waited as long, or fought as hard, as Silvana Lima.
The Australian will be wearing the Jeep Leaders' jersey when the Championship Tour reaches Europe.