Mason Ho claims his second-ever QS victory over Eli Hanneman in more pumping conditions on Finals day at Rangiroa.
All-time conditions provided a barrel spectacle at the Air Tahiti Rangiroa Pro to determine Quaterfinalists.
The Maui, Hawaii, competitor went ballistic to post a near-perfect heat total of 17.50 in dreamy Rangiroa conditions.
The men's QS 1,000 saw solid performances from some of Hawaii and Tahiti Nui's best.
The duo came out on top among their fellow Tahitian brethren in a stout Round 1 Air Tahiti Rangiroa Pro bout.
The Kauai, Hawaii, competitor made his long-awaited breakthrough with a big win.
A decisive day of competition widdled the field down to just eight surfers at the Air Tahiti Rangiroa Pro.
The righthand reefbreak of Rangiroa provided plenty of opening day splendor for the Air Tahiti Rangiroa Pro QS 1,000.