FLAWLESS conditions as the underdogs bite back at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, held round the corner at perfect Wikipop.
Looking over at Winkipop from Bells today initiated a serious case of jealousy or 'FOMO' as the kids in need of slap say. Making the right call the event shifted over to the firing Wiki for the men's second round.
No-one wants to fall here, piling out effectively means last place and Owen Wright and Jordy Smith hacked their way out of trouble before the favourites took a battering. First Taj fell to the pumped-up "I'm here to fight" Bobby Martinez before wunderkid Julien Wilson fizzled out against the perennially canny Chris Davidson.
Following-up KP schooled Dusty Payne with a veteran uppercut. As for Kerr beating Ace, is that an upset? We don't know.
The forecast looks solid for the coming days so we 'might' see a weekend finish.