The swell subsided for most of yesterday at HB, with the morning’s Women’s heats benefitting from the day’s best wind conditions. But organisers powered on regardless with eight “no-lose” heats in Men’s Round 3. Brazilian William Cardoso continued his destruction of the southside HB pier break with a heat score of 17.20. Fellow Brazilian Jadson Andre had the heat of the day with a 17.97 overall score. Hawaiian Keanu Asing has silently strung together a solid tournament, with today’s 16.73 adding fuel to the fire.
On the Euro front, Jonathan Gonzalez and Charly Martin also earned leads straight through to Round 5 by winning their heats, while Maxime Huscenot joined them today by besting Californian Tim Reyes in their Round 4 heat. Unfortunately WCTer Aritz Aranburu was less fortunate in his Round 4 bout against Jordy Smith.