It wasn't even noon on Tuesday before the upsets began at Bells. The sun was just rising, in fact, when Hawaiian Tour sophomore Zeke Lau began paddling in tiny, intimidating circles around World Champ John John Florence in their Round 3 heat. Lau's tactic worked, and he set the tone for the day by ultimately eliminating Florence from the event. Elsewhere, in a case of competing allegiances for fans, Brazilian Italo Ferreira ousted fellow Brazilian Filipe Toledo. And later, with less than a minute left on the clock, Brazilian Silvana Lima found a wave that clinched her Quarterfinal win over three-time World Champ Carissa Moore. Here are some of the best waves so far from the Rip Curl Women's Pro and men's Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.
Women's Quarterfinals, Heat 3: Caroline Marks Advances to Semifinals
Women's Quarterfinals, Heat 2: Tatiana Weston-Webb Continues Her Hot Streak
Women's Quarterfinals, Heat 1: Silvana Lima's Last-Minute Heroics
Men's Round 3, Heat 8: Italo Ferreira Breaks Through
Men's Round 3, Heat 7: Zeke Lau Eliminates JJF
Men's Round 3, Heat 6: CT Returnee Pat G. Defeats the Jeep Leader
Men's Round 3, Heat 5: Mick Fanning Stays in the Game
Men's Round 3, Heat 4: Wilko Stops Colapinto's Path of Destruction
Men's Round 3, Heat 1: Defending Event Winner Jordy Smith Is Out
Women's Round 3, Heat 2: Tatiana Weston-Webb, En Fuego
Women's Round 3, Heat 1: Carissa Moore Is Back
Women's Round 2, Heat 4: Stephanie Gilmore Is Resurgent
Women's Round 2 Heat 2: Sage Erickson Survives
Women's Round 2, Heat 1: Caroline Marks Takes Down World No. 2
Men's Round 2, Heat 10: Italo Ferreira Sets new 2018 Bells Bar
Men's Round 2, Heat 3: Sebastian Zietz Scores Big
Men's Round 1, Heat 12: Fanning's Farewell Begins
Will he win his last CT event, ever?
Men's Round 1, Heat 6: JJF Bounces Back
Because he's not the two-time, reigning World Champ for nothing.
Men's Round 1, Heat 3: Jordy Smith Defeats Pat Gudauskas
The South African found a wave in the dying minutes of Heat 3, earning him an 7.3 and a mere 0.03 edge over Patrick Gudauskas for a buzzer-beater win.
Men's Round 1, Heat 1: Griffin Colapinto Sends Filipe Toledo to Round 2
The California rookie's path of destruction continues.
Women's Round 1, Heat 5: Lakey Peterson's First Heat as No. 1
Peterson donned the Jeep Leaders' jersey after winning on the Goldy, and she reaffirmed her winning ways in Round 1 at Bells.
Women's Round 1, Heat 3: Silvana Lima Tears Winki to Shreds
The Brazilian powerhouse, who sports a tattoo of the Bells trophy on her body since winning here years ago just might win again.
Women's Round 1, Heat 1: Carissa Moore Opens Bells with a Bang
It was less than a minute into the first heat of the event when Carissa Moore set the bar for the day with this 7-pointer. She went on to win her heat.