Quik Pro | round 2

Quik Pro - Bourez | photo by: ASP / Kirstin

After a couple of days being called off, due to the conditions, which couldn’t allow the contest to continue, the Quik Pro went last night, into the 2nd round.

The surf conditions were not as good as expected, with 1metre waves at Snapper Rocks. While strong currents and unfavourable swell direction, made the conditions challenging at times, the world’s best surfers persevered and put on an electric show in front of the crowd at the southern end of the Gold Coast.

Brett Simpson (USA) into his second year on the WCT, took the best scores of the day, collecting a 16.73 out of a possible 20, eliminating his compatriot Patrick Gudauskas (USA).

“I’m definitely happy with my performance, from how the day started I was like ‘oh, they’re going to run it.’ It’s tough out there, but seems like it’s getting better heat-by-heat. I started with that fall on my first wave but was able to get those smaller ones and knew I just had to push it” said Brett Simpson.

The youngest surfer on the competition, 16-year old Matt Banting (AUS), who got a wildcard for the Quik Pro, eliminated the local and ASP World Title contender Bede Durbidge (AUS) in the opening heat of the day.

“I knew when Bede fell on that last barrel that I had it. I started getting the shakes. It’s everything I’ve ever dreamed of to surf in World Tour events and now I have Kelly (Slater) in Round 3. It’s the most excited I’ve ever been. I’m over the moon. It’ll be good to just be out in the water again with Kelly in the next round.”

European surfer, Marc Lacomare (FRA) was defeated by Adriano de Souza (BRA), while French-Tahitian Michel Bourrez, went directly through round 3, with a solid and confident heat in this 2nd round, against Raoni Monteiro (BRA).

Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 6:30 am, to assess the conditions, for the next possible start at 7:30 am. Hopefully, we will have better surf conditions tonight for that upcoming 3rd round at the Quik Pro on the Gold Coast. Meanwhile, stay tuned here for further news, concerning the event.


Heat 1: Matt Banting (AUS) 9.43 def. Bede Durbidge (AUS) 4.00
Heat 2: Adrian Buchan (AUS) 14.17 def. Mitch Crews (AUS) 13.10
Heat 3: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 10.83 def. Marc Lacomare (FRA) 8.66
Heat 4: Michel Bourez (PYF) 13.40 def. Raoni Monteiro (BRA) 4.80
Heat 5: Cory Lopez (USA) 7.83 def. Chris Davidson (AUS) 4.77
Heat 6: Jadson Andre (BRA) 10.17 def. Gabe Kling (USA) 9.00
Heat 7: Dusty Payne (HAW) 12.33 def. Damien Hobgood (USA) 10.83
Heat 8: Alejo Muniz (BRA) 12.60 def. Kieren Perrow (AUS) 11.27
Heat 9: Kai Otton (AUS) 13.73 def. C.J. Hobgood (USA) 7.06
Heat 10: Brett Simpson (USA) 16.73 def. Patrick Gudauskas (USA) 9.90
Heat 11: Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 11.50 def. Taylor Knox (USA) 10.50
Heat 12: Heitor Alves (BRA) 14.50 def. Bobby Martinez (USA) 12.83


Heat 1: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 2: Jadson Andre (BRA) vs. Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 3: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Josh Kerr (AUS)
Heat 4: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 5: Heitor Alves (BRA) vs. Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Matt Banting (AUS)
Heat 7: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Cory Lopez (USA)
Heat 8: Brett Simpson (AUS) vs. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)
Heat 9: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Daniel Ross (AUS)
Heat 10: Owen Wright (AUS) vs. Alejo Muniz (BRA)
Heat 11: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Kai Otton (AUS)
Heat 12: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Julian Wilson (AUS)


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