How favorites crumbled and rookies rumbled, and what it means for the Margaret River Pro.
Upsets abounded Tuesday at Bells before the sun even broke through. Then, the contest moved to Winki for more.
The GOAT dropped in to commentate Round 2 Heat 6 at the 2018 Rip Curl Pro and reminisced about his best times at Bells.
The Brazilian earned the highest-scoring wave of the men's event so far with an 8.33 in Round 2, eliminating rookie Michael Rodrigues.
The Kauaian is the first one to break through at the Rip Curl Pro with this 8.17, which eliminated Brazilian Ian Gouveia.
Rookie upsets and veteran comebacks were on offer for Round One of the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.
The youngest rookie on Tour just took down Brazilian wunderkind Filipe Toledo in Round 1 of the Rip Curl Pro at Winkipop.
The two-time World Champ won his Round 1 heat and earned one of the highest scores of the day at the Rip Curl Pro.