World No. 2 Adriano de Souza (BRA) managed to overcome local replacement surfer Tiago Pires (PRT) to keep the pressure on Jeep Leader Mick Fanning (AUS) into Round 3. However, fortune appeared to favor the bold in the following heats as replacement surfer Caio Ibelli (BRA) and wildcard Mason Ho (HAW) eliminated World No. 3 Owen Wright (AUS) and World No. 4 Julian Wilson (AUS) respectively.