LADIES day at the Billabong Rio Pro saw the girls going to town on the fickle beach peaks.
After killing it in classic Bells Beach the girls have been the talk of the tour and they did their best to perform in what were less than classic waves. The men's first round was off and on again more times than a celebrity romance before eventually they decided to wait for the coming swell.
Top seeds led the charge through rounds one and two. Silvana Lima, Carissa Moore, Sally Fitzgibbons, Steph Gilmore and Sofia Mulanovich all went straight through. Laura Enever, Pauline Ado, Coco Ho, Courtney Conlogue, Paige Hareb and Alana Blanchard (steady), all threaded their way across the Round 2 sudden death tightrope.
Whilst Saturday might see some short period surf, a new swell is forecast to start filling in on Sunday, pulsing throughout the the remainder of the holding period.