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Day two dawned clean and bright with a 4 to 6ft sets rolling through the lineup but always in the knowledge that conditions were forecast to quickly deteriorate. "We're anticipating the wind to swing unfavourably by midday so we hope to complete the remaining nine heats of Round 2, but we'll be monitoring conditions closely." Said Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge. "It's really hard out there this morning, Said Euro tiger, Tiago Pires. "There are some really good ones, but the water is moving so much. It's challenging. I was fortunate to find a really good one that stayed open and I got a pretty decent barrel. Josh (Kerr) has been in really good form the last few events so I'm happy to get past him."© 2014 Marie-Claire Ferrer
The morning's competition saw tour newbie, Gabriel Medina, utilise his (supposedly weaker) backhand to take down Dusty Payne. "Dusty (Payne) is such a good surfer and can get the score at any moment," Medina said. "The lineup was very shifty and it's very difficult to be in the correct spot. You just have to take off on waves and surf what you have. I'm very thankful to get through and hope the conditions clean up."© 2014 Quiksilver
Apart from pumping waves, all you need for an interesting tour is Wilko mincing around in a suit plastered with scarily circular breasts.© 2014 Marie-Claire Ferrer
La Graviere held a competitive wave all day yesterday and the traditional afternoon convection even hung off till nearly 3pm.© 2014 Marie-Claire Ferrer
The locals were out in force.© 2014 Quiksilver
Scores on the doors.© 2014 Marie-Claire Ferrer
The king has unbelievably never won this event, he's in Round 3 and knows that taking out this event will make title number 11 a realistic proposition.© 2014 Marie-Claire Ferrer
Carwyn Williams and Raine Jackson... the people's choice for home-coming king and queen?© 2014 Marie-Claire Ferrer
It kind of just looked like this all day.© 2014 Marie-Claire Ferrer
Here's Charlie Brown doing her best to keep spectators on the beach entertained.© 2014 Marie-Claire Ferrer
A plea to Dane Reynolds: stay on the tour and we'll arrange all your heats for the afternoon and provide an endless supply of crayons and scrap paper.© 2014 Marie-Claire Ferrer
The Yeti is real and we chased it through forest and stream in the dead of the PNW winter.
A cacophony of bells reverberated around the sandstone cliffs of Bells Beach on Wednesday, announcing the wins of two wholly unsurprising victors.
The Approaching Lines Festival is a three-night extravaganza showcasing the cream of UK and International surf filmmaking.
Two Argentinian brothers journey into the myth infused archipelago of Patagonia.
Drawn in by the ugly perfection of P-Pass, Alex and Koa Smith journeyed to those isolated dots of sand in the western Pacific and ended up scoring one of the best sessions of the year.