Story of the day was Jay Thompson who blitzed his round two heat, scoring a perfect 10 for a killer barrel before falling to Adriano de Souza in the first heat of the thirds.
"It's funny to think back on what was going through my mind in that barrel, Thompson said, I was watching that Kelly Slater film, Letting Go, a few nights again and he's talking about that layback barrel from a few years ago in Tahiti when he beat Bruce Irons.
"I was thinking about that as I was in the barrel. I just had so many emotions going through my mind. I have a lot on my plate at this event and I had so much time to think while I was in there. When I came out, I could hear everyone on the beach just roaring, and I don't usually claim waves but I had to on that one."
Jay 'Bottle' Thomson really needs a semis or finals finish if he's going to make the cut after the Tahitian axe.
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