Jordy Smith and Mick Fanning led the charge into the quarterfinals of the Rip Curl Pro, but the big news of the day was the elimination of Kelly Slater and Joel Parkinson.
With world title favorites exiting the Rip Curl Pro early, Adriano De Souza took full advantage of the situation to become the first Brazilian to win at Bells in over 50 years.
Jordy Smith locked in the highest heat score of the Rip Curl Pro so far, but it was the prowess and grit of rookies Nat Young and Sebastian Zietz that stole the show.
Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning and Joel Parkinson won handily at Bells Beach as round one of the Rip Curl Pro got underway, but the young guard is hot on their heels.
The surf's going to be pumping for the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach, and standing atop the ASP ratings, Kelly Slater knows a win at Bells could be the key to a 12th world title.