Quik Pro | round 3

Quik Pro - Mick Fanning | photo by: ASP /Kirstin

The world’s best riders have surfed 1.5 m waves today at the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast, at Snapper Rocks and finished the 3rd round of the competition. The contest saw conditions improve for the round 3, with the best performances of event.

This 3rd round really stoked a lot, on the one hand by its tricks and on the other hand by the scores done by the surfers.

Jordy Smith (ZAF) was the performer of the day in posting a 17.17 points heat with nice little barrels, massive turns and aerials. Enough to eliminate his opponent Cory Lopez (USA).

“I was pretty nervous going into my heat, I know how well he surfs (Cory Lopez) and I didn’t want to get stuck behind the rocks. Matt (Wilkinson) and those guys psyched me up and it was fun out there surfing with one other guy” said Smith.

Matt Wilkinson (AUS) put on great heat in that 3rd round. The goofy-footer blasted away at the right pointbreak, with a 9.27 out of a possible 10 along the way. He pushed hard with an almost-completed rodeo flip on one of his waves.

Kelly Slater (USA) took down the wildcard and youngest surfer of the event, Matt Banting (AUS), 16, with barrel-riding, progressive turns and aerials.

Dusty Payne (USA) pushed hard in order to take down local Mick Fanning (AUS) and succeeded, which was one of the bigger surprises on that day.

The forecasts are pretty good-looking for the upcoming 4th round. Event organizers will reconvene tonight to assess conditions for a possible 7:30am (local time) start.


Heat 1: Dusty Payne (HAW) 11.77 def. Mick Fanning (AUS) 11.00
Heat 2: Tiago Pires (PRT) 12.84 def. Jadson Andre (BRA) 8.70
Heat 3: Adrian Buchan (AUS) 13.17 def. Josh Kerr (AUS) 11.27
Heat 4: Michel Bourez (PYF) 15.60 def. Adam Melling (AUS) 6.76
Heat 5: Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 16.60 def. Heitor Alves (BRA) 11.93
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA) 14.93 def. Matt Banting (AUS) 9.87
Heat 7: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 17.17 def. Cory Lopez (USA) 10.77
Heat 8: Brett Simpson (AUS) 14.60 def. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 10.67
Heat 9: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 13.54 def. Daniel Ross (AUS) 11.16
Heat 10: Alejo Muniz (BRA) 13.26 def. Owen Wright (AUS) 11.44
Heat 11: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 14.14 def. Kai Otton (AUS) 7.17
Heat 12: Taj Burrow (AUS) 15.27 def. Julian Wilson (AUS) 13.94


Heat 1: Dusty Payne (HAW), Tiago Pires (PRT), Adrian Buchan (AUS)
Heat 2: Michel Bourez (PYF), Matt Wilkinson (AUS), Kelly Slater (USA)
Heat 3: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Brett Simpson (USA), Adriano de Souza (BRA)
Heat 4: Alejo Muniz (BRA), Joel Parkinson (AUS), Taj Burrow (AUS)

see here the highlights of that 3rd round of the Quik Pro!

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