Saturday, July 12, 2014
Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014
The J-Bay Open ran through the remainder of Round 2 in three-to-five foot (1 metre) surf at Supertubes.
Matt Wilkinson (AUS) lighting up the morning conditions with a Round 2 heat win.
Bede Durbidge (AUS) bowed out after being defeated by Matt Wilkinson in Round 2.
Matt Wilkinson (AUS) showed why wave selection was critical in man-on-man competition posting an 8.50 for victory over Bede Durbidge during Round 2.
CJ Hobgood (USA) visualising a heat win among the iconic aloe plants.
Fans flocked to Supertubes to watch the world's best in action.
Owen Wright (AUS) stalling for a Supertubes coverup.
Owen Wright's 12.07 total heat score was enough to push him past Dion Atkinson (AUS).
Clean waves roll through the Supertubes lineup.
Alejo Muniz (BRA) proved the more experienced surfer at Supertubes, edging out fellow Brazilian Filipe Toledo.
CJ Hobgood (USA) enjoying some Round 2 tunnel vision.
Miguel Pupo faced off against Jadson Andre in the second all-Brazilian match-up of the day.
Jadson Andre (BRA) was eliminated in Round 2, finishing in equal 25th place.
Jeremy Flores's on-rail surfing was not enough to see the Frenchman advance through Round 2.
Sebastian Zietz (HAW) took down Jeremy Flores (FRA) by the narrowest of margins.
Fred Patacchia (HAW) found some tube time to post the day's top-scoring ride, a 9.93.
Patacchia immediately knew he had cemented a good score.
Travis Logie (ZAF) put up a valiant fight against Fred Patacchia but was ultimately eliminated.
Mitch Crews (AUS) prepped his equipment prior to his Round 2 clash.
Adrian Buchan (AUS) took one for the goofy-footers, winning his Round 2 heat over Mitch Crews.
Mitch Crews (AUS) will have to turn his focus to Tahiti after an early elimination.