Quick Pro Round 2

ASP’s Worlds best surfers fighting it out at the tested Snapper Rocks for Round 2..
After a week’s worth of lay days, The ASP World Title season has recommenced on the 6th March with Round 2 eliminations. Top surfers battling it out at the tested two-to-three foot waves at Snapper Rocks Gold Coast, home to the opening ASP 2011 event, The Quicksilver Pro.

Although conditions were not favouring surfers with strong currents and unfavourable swell direction, they still however pulled off an electrifying session and provided a good show for the capacity crowded coast.
Top honours for the day, collecting 16.73 out of a possible 20 eliminating Patrick Gudauskas (USA), 25, was Brett Simpson (USA), 26. “I’m definitely happy with my performance; I started with that fall on my first wave but was able to get those smaller ones and I knew i just had to push it,” Simpson said. Simpson will take on Frederick Patacchia (HAW), 29, in Round 3 in The Quicksilver Pro 2011.

Adrian Buchan (AUS), 28, bagged 14.17 out of a possible 20 and opened with a convincing win over wildcard Mitch Crews (AUS), 20. “ I knew Crews is capable of getting big scores and that the last wave was the best that came through in that heat,” Buchan said. “I got that six for one turn and it looked like he had three or four on that wave, so who knows.” Buchan will battle Gold Coast fly boy Josh Kerr (AUS), 26, in Round 3 of competition.

Matt Banting (AUS), 16, produced a blistering show in minimal conditions, causing the biggest upset of the day. He eliminated ASP World Title contender Bede Durbidge (AUS), 28, in the opening heat of the day. “I knew when he (Durbidge) fell on that last barrel that I had it, “ Banting said. “Istarted getting the shakes, it’s everything I ever dreamed of to surf in World Tour events and now I have Kelly in Round 3.
Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 06:30.

Heat 1:Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Matt Banting (AUS)
Heat 2: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Mitch Crews (AUS)
Heat 3: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Marc Lacomare (FRA)
Heat 4: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
Heat 5: Chris Davidson (AUS) vs. Cory Lopez (USA)
Heat 6: Jadson Andre (BRA) vs. Gabe Kling (USA)
Heat 7: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 8: Kieren Perrow (AUS) vs. Alejo Muniz (BRA)
Heat 9: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Kai Otton (AUS)
Heat 10: Brett Simpson (USA) vs. Patrick Gudauskas (USA)
Heat 11: Taylor Knox (USA) vs. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)
Heat 12: Heitor Alves (BRA) vs. Bobby Martinez (USA)


Heat 1:Matt Banting (AUS) 9.43 def. Bede Durbidge (AUS) 4.00
Heat 2: Adrian Buchan (AUS) 14.17 def. Mitch Crews (AUS) 13.10
Heat 3: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 10.83 def. Marc Lacomare (FRA) 8.66
Heat 4: Michel Bourez (PYF) 13.40 def. Raoni Monteiro (BRA) 4.80
Heat 5: Cory Lopez (USA) 7.83 def. Chris Davidson (AUS) 4.77
Heat 6: Jadson Andre (BRA) 10.17 def. Gabe Kling (USA) 9.00
Heat 7: Dusty Payne (HAW) 12.33 def. Damien Hobgood (USA) 10.83
Heat 8: Alejo Muniz (BRA) 12.60 def. Kieren Perrow (AUS) 11.27
Heat 9: Kai Otton (AUS) 13.73 def. C.J. Hobgood (USA) 7.06
Heat 10: Brett Simpson (USA) 16.73 def. Patrick Gudauskas (USA) 9.90
Heat 11: Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 11.50 def. Taylor Knox (USA) 10.50
Heat 12: Heitor Alves (BRA) 14.50 def. Bobby Martinez (USA) 12.83