It looked a lot better in the morning and if you didn't know what it 'could' have been then it was great. La Nina or 'the girl' is to blame here and everyone has to deal with same women troubles.
Julian Wilson got something to cheer about finally with his qualification 2011 ASP World Tour are being confirmed. He's joined by Raoni Monteiro, Josh Kerr and Alejo Muniz on the big stage.
If Dusty Payne wants to grab a final berth for next year then he has to take down Mick Fanning in round three and put in a solid event run to overtake Gabe Kling. "There's no pressure," Payne said. "If you have it you can fall and blow it. So just keep your head up and do your best. That's all I'm working on."
Payne notched in some late heroics in the second round, netting a rare barrel up the beach at Gums.
"I nearly started the heat at Gums but decided not to and ended up at Backdoor," Payne said. "Then I was watching these really good barrels come through up there and decided to head up there. There's not any current at Gums so I was just sitting there by myself and Andy (Irons) sent me a good one. I didn't think I was going to get barrelled in that heat, but there it was."