As one would expect, some big names soared through Round 3 while others came crashing down.
Kelly Slater is on track, for now anyway, taking down Adam Melling. He’ll need to be strong in the coming round if he wants to stay – he hasn’t had the best luck this year.
Gabriel Medina defeated Bede Durbridge, which isn’t surprising, but like Slater, Medina has shown he can easily be brought down a notch or two by people he once beat.
Filipe Toledo, Italo Ferriera, Mick Fanning and Joel Parkinson are safe, meaning it could be yet again the Brazilians and Aussies in the last few rounds.
Swatch Women’s Pro
Courtney Conlogue is continuing her success this season easily taking down Tatiana Weston-Webb and Nikki Van Dijk.
Tyler Wright is back on the beat, defeating Carissa Moore and Alessa Quizon. Moore has quite a fight on her hands in the coming months as the defending World Champ.
In the surprise of the day, Sally Fitzgibbons and Johanne Defay were beaten by Dimity Stoyle, a name we don’t hear quite as often as theirs…
Lots more action tomorrow, stay tuned!