Slater, Parko, Fanning, De Souza were all winners as tricky, but high-scoring surf kicked off round one of the Billabong Rio Pro.
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.
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.
Slater, Fanning and Parkinson are all into the semifinals at the Quiksilver Pro, but as the final day looms, who's going to win is anybody's guess.
During a busy day at the Quiksilver Pro, John John Florence was forced to withdraw due to injury, while Joel Parkinson took out Dane Reynolds ... and there's more.
Joel Parkinson discusses the ASP World Title
In a career full of seconds, popular Parko finishes first twice in one day.
The 11-time world champ falls just short in his repeat attempt
Kelly Slater loses in semifinals to give Joel Parkinson his first ASP World Title win
Pipe was a thrilling end to a great year for the ASP.
Australia's Adam Melling wins first Vans World Cup, makes 2013 Tour
World title races tightens for Parko, Slater, Fanning
Gearing up for Haliewa, Sunset and Pipe
Parkinson, Wilkinson make their moves at Coldwater Classic