The pipe delivered overnight whilst many high stake heats hit the water.
Brazil’s Filipe Toledo and Aussie Julian Wilson were both dominant in their heats, making quick work of Hawaiian Bruce Irons and fellow Aussie Wade Carmichael to move through to the third round.
Another of Brazil’s finest in Adriano De Souza also moved onto round three after narrowly defeating young Australian wildcard Jack Robinson.
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With Adriano De Souza and Filipe Toledo avoiding elimination in their Round two heats, the World Title is still anyone’s to claim.
Australian Mick Fanning made easy work of his first round heat and therefore skipped the second round to head straight into the third.
The Aussie still wears the Gold Jeep Leaders Jersey but the two Brazilians are hot on his trail and Fanning knows he needs to surf his best if he wants a crack at a fourth World Title.