Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Board-breaking conditions kept the competitors area buzzing with excitement as a new swell rolled into Trestles for Round 2 of the Hurley Pro.
Gabriel Medina (BRA) maintained his position as ratings leader, advancing out of Round 2 ahead of fellow countryman Raoni Monteiro.
Preheat rituals aside, Kelly Slater (USA) made his own luck with a stellar performance that earned him a spot in Round 3.
Slater put on an acrobatic performance, landing a massive front-side no-hands aerial to put his opponent Jeremy Flores (FRA) in a combination situation.
Defending Champion Brett Simpson (USA), in Round 2.
Burrow met fellow Australian Kai Otton in Round 3.
Kolohe Andino (USA) earned a narrow victory over Travis Logie (ZAF) in a closely fought battle that saw the American earn the better of a critical final exchange.
Jadson Andre in perfect rhythm during Round 2, earning the first near-perfect 9.00 ride of the day, over Bede Durbidge.
Tour veteran C.J. Hobgood (USA) used his WCT experience to eliminate Alejo Muniz (BRA), steadily building on his scores to put Muniz on the back foot when the ocean failed to deliver in the dying minutes of their Round 2 heat.
Tiago Pires (PRT) kept busy in his Round 2 exchange against Sebastian Zietz (HAW), his powerful forehand attack earning him a place in Round 3.
Filipe Toledo stole the show with a full rotation backhand aerial, to earn the highest score of the event so far, a 9.83 in Round 2.
Michel Bourez's (PYT) in-the-pocket hooks earned him a well deserved Round 3 victory.
2013 World Champion Mick Fanning (AUS), taking in the action.
Fanning produced a razor-sharp Round 3 performance, advancing in first place despite a fierce attack from Tiago Pires.
Clean, head-high waves peeled across Lower Trestles.
Adrian Buchan (AUS) got the better of an all-goofy Round 3 match-up against Nat Young (USA).
More Hurley Pro action continues today!