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Day two/elimination round one saw New Zealand's Sarah Mason, 16, maintain her giant killing reputation knocking out World No.6 Coco Ho. The diminutive Kiwi stunned the surfing world two years ago when she eliminated then World Champion Stephanie Gilmore (Aus) from the New Zealand Surf Festival. Mason has been living on the Gold Coast for the past few years and put her local knowledge to good use against Ho. World No.10 Laura Enever made up for a disappointing start in Rd 1 with a solid victory to advance. Lakey Peterson, 17, and tour rookie defeated Pauline Ado with one of the best looking waves of the day. Rounding out the action Silvana Lima posted the highest heat total of the day to send trials winner Philippa Anderson home for a spot more practise.© 2014 McKinnon Media Productions
Day three: Laura Enever posted a big win in her non-elimination Rd 3 clash against Paige Hareb and World Champion Carissa Moore. Enever will now advance directly into the quarterfinals whilst Hareb and Moore have to battle it out in Rd 4. Stephanie Gilmore, the four times World Champion also advanced to the quarters of the Roxy Pro today after posting two solid score in the 8-point-range. "That Rd 3 when no-one loses is pretty relaxed, but skipping Rd 4 is also on everyone's minds," Gilmore said. "It's hard out there performance wise because there's not a lot of waves with sections on offer. I didn't watch too many heats before mine, but saw Laura (Enever) get a couple of good ones. She looks like she's got something to prove, she's so radical with her hair flicks and tail slides, it definitely fired me up to go out and put on a show too." Malia Manuel and Tyler Wright (AUS) took out the other two heats of Rd 3 by posting some excellent scores to advance directly into the quarters.© 2014 McKinnon Media Productions
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These are the fortunate few. Many epic sessions have fallen by the wayside, victims to our ruthless monthly culls, but the results are wondrous to behold.
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