A few of the main seeds struggled to find their waves in the shifty Round 1 conditions, with Taj, Parko, Jordy all being relegated to Round 2. The strongest performances came from new tour rookie John John (with the highest heat total of 19.60 and who was only out there for the second time ever would you believe!) and Kelly of course, who wasn't far behind with another couple of deep tube runs from behind the rock and a total of 18.80.

For Round 2, Dane blew a couple of insane manoeuvres before (as usual) eventually losing to Taj. Other top seeds Parko and Jordy also advanced, while highly-touted rookie Gabriel Medina had less luck, losing out to Yadin Nicol.

QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST ROUND 2 RESULTS:

HEAT 1: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 16.36 def. Garrett Parkes (AUS) 6.43

HEAT 2: Taj Burrow (AUS) 18.10 def. Dane Reynolds (USA) 16.06

HEAT 3: Yadin Nicol (AUS) 13.13 def. Gabriel Medina (BRA) 12.53

HEAT 4: Julian Wilson (AUS) 14.06 def. Kai Otton (AUS) 13.73

HEAT 5: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 17.43 def. Taylor Knox (USA) 12.33

HEAT 6: Travis Logie (ZAF) 15.30 def. Alejo Muniz (BRA) 13.03

HEAT 7: Josh Kerr (AUS) 17.60 def. Patrick Gudauskas (USA) 10.53

HEAT 8: Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 15.86 def. Damien Hobgood (USA) 10.33

HEAT 9: Jeremy Flores (FRA) 13.67 def. Jadson Andre (BRA) 12.07

HEAT 10: Kieren Perrow (AUS) 14.00 def. CJ Hobgood (USA) 13.84

HEAT 11: Bede Durbidge (AUS) 13.53 def. Tiago Pires (PRT) 10.73

HEAT 12: Kolohe Andino (USA) 14.33 def. Brett Simpson (USA) 13.87

QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST ROUND 3 RESULTS:

HEAT 1: Owen Wright (AUS) 14.90 def. Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 14.50

HEAT 2: Josh Kerr (AUS) 15.50 def. Kieren Perrow (AUS) 14.90

HEAT 3: Adriano De Souza (BRA) 14.07 def. Kolohe Andino (USA) 12.74

HEAT 4: Michel Bourez (PYF) 14.36 def. Bede Durbidge (AUS) 10.83

HEAT 5: Heitor Alves (BRA) 15.07 def. Jeremy Flores (FRA) 12.84

HEAT 6: Kelly Slater (USA) 16.36 def. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 12.40

HEAT 7: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 13.50 def. Yadin Nicol (AUS) 12.27

HEAT 8: Miguel Pupo (BRA) 12.67 def. Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. 11.17

HEAT 9: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 14.83 def. Raoni Monterio (BRA) 12.20

HEAT 10: Julian Wilson (AUS) 18.57 def. Adam Melling (AUS) 15.63

HEAT 11: Adrian Buchan (AUS) 16.03 def. John John Florence (HAW) 13.60

HEAT 12: Taj Burrow (AUS) 14.20 def. Travis Logie (AUS) 13.16

 

UPCOMING QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST ROUND 4 MATCH-UPS:

HEAT 1: Owen Wright (AUS), Josh Kerr (AUS), Adriano De Souza (BRA) 

HEAT 2: Michel Bourez (PYF), Heitor Alves (BRA), Kelly Slater (USA)

HEAT 3: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Miguel Pupo (BRA), Jordy Smith (ZAF) 

HEAT 4: Julian Wilson (AUS), Adrian Buchan (AUS) Taj Burrow (AUS)