How favorites crumbled and rookies rumbled, and what it means for the Margaret River Pro.
Tatiana Weston-Webb finished runner-up in a heated battle that went down to the salt-crusted wire.
By coming within arm's-length of a Bells win, the rookie reinforced her promise as the latest in a tradition of successful surf prodigies.
From Zeke Lau taking down John John Florence to Silvana Lima's upset over Carissa Moore, Tuesday was packed with drama.
The style queen earned a 9.07 to take the Semifinal win from Caroline Marks with under five minutes on the clock.
With ten seconds left on the clock, the Brazilian earns a 7.27 to take the win from Carissa Moore at Winkipop.
The Kauai local continues her streak at Winkipop with an 8.00, eliminating Nikki Van Dijk in the Quarterfinals.
Despite it being her first time ever at Bells, the 16-year-old rookie from Florida is right at home, tearing her way to the Semifinals.
Top seeds eliminated on the second day of action at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.