Bobby Martinez took out Adam Robertson in a close fought heat.
"I knew that Robbo (Adam Robertson) was going to be a challenge," Martinez said. "He surfs great no matter where he is, but at home, he's really good. He showed everyone last year how dangerous he can be and I wasn't taking him lightly. The waves are small, but definitely contestable. Hopefully it picks up for the rest of the competition."
When competition resumes, up first will be South American sensation Adriano de Souza (BRA), 23, against 2010 ASP World Tour rookie Brett Simpson (USA), 25, in the opening heat of Round 3.
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