Owen Wright (AUS) needed a big score to battle back into his Quarterfinal matchup against rookie Italo Ferreira (BRA) when he dropped into huge tube for a 9.43 and the heat win at the Billabong Pro Tahiti.
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Recap: Round 1, Heats 1-8; Round 1, Heats 9-12 & Round 2; Round 3, Heats 1-8; Round 3, Heats 9-12 & Round 4
Watch: Condensed Heats, Excellent Rides
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