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.
In all-time conditions at Bell Beach, Carissa Moore took down Tyler Wright to win the Rip Curl Pro and overtake the top spot on the ASP rankings for the first time since 2011.
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.
After a long, dramatic day of action at the Rip Curl Pro, Carissa Moore and Tyler Wright have found their way into the final, and in the process a new rivarly is born.
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.
Carissa Moore posted a near-perfect heat score in round one of the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach, but Tyler Wright and Sally Fitzgibbons are in hot pursuit.
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.
As the 52nd annual Rip Curl Pro gets set to run at Bells Beach, the women's world title race is heating up. After a win at Margaret River, can Carissa Moore overtake the top spot?
The forecast looks stellar for the 52nd running of the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach, here are the men and women to keep an eye on when the surf starts pumping.
Mick Fanning wins the Rip Curl Pro Friday as Kelly Slater takes World Title rankings lead
Emotions run high at Bells in memory of Micheal Peterson, the all-time ruler of Bells
Round 2 sees surfers take to the air at Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach
Mason, Gilmore, Ho, and Peterson in form on day 4 at Bells Beach; quarterfinalists determined.
Rookie Malia Manuel posts huge at Bells round 3
Steph Gilmore, Sarah Mason, Paige Hareb, and Coco Ho hang on through round two at Bells
Experimenting with different boards through Round 1 of the Rip Curl Pro at Bells