Quarter finals about to get underway in Teahupoo

A FEW Aussies are still alive in the Billabong Pro in Tahiti, after a few big names were eliminated yesterday.

Ace Buchan and Currumbin local Bede Durbidge have secured their spot in the quarters and will face off against each other in the first final.

Gabriel Medina, Kolohe Andino, Kelly Slater and John John Florence have also secured a spot.


Australians Kai Otton, Dion Atkinson and Owen Wright as well as American Brett Simpson are still battling it out for their spot now.

It comes after a day of shocks in the third round yesterday, which saw superstars Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson and Taj Burrow all knocked out of the tournament.