Monday, July 14, 2014
Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
The worldâ€™s best took to the water in three-to-five foot surf for a day full of upsets as the field narrowed from 24 to 12.
Two-time J-Bay Open Joel Parkinson (AUS) took his sixth win over compatriot Adam Melling during Round 3 and went on to win his Round 4 heat to secure a spot in the Quarterfinals.
Josh Kerr (AUS) eliminated Miguel Pupo (BRA) in Round 3 but was relegated to second place during Round 4.
Miguel Pupo (BRA) was narrowly edged out by a on-form Josh Kerr (AUS) in Round 3.
Former J-Bay champion Taj Burrow (AUS) used his veteran knowledge to edge out South African born Adrian Buchan (AUS).
Adriano de Souza (BRA) showed his experience out at Supertubes taking down Hawaiian Sebastian Zietz in Round 3.
Adriano De Souza (BRA) putting pedal to the metal in Round 3.
After a strong showing in Rounds 1 and 2 Sebastian Zietz (HAW) was sent home by De Souza in Round 3.
Kolohe Andino (USA), oozing confidence in his air game, took down Julian Wilson (AUS) in Round 3.
Kolohe Andino (USA) with no shortage of support on the beach.
Matt Wilkinson (AUS) had plenty to smile about with his girl by his side and a place in the Quarterfinals.
Kelly Slater (USA) makes his way out through the key hole at low tide.
Matt Wilkinson (AUS) produced his best performance of the season taking down 11-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (USA) in Round 3.
Kelly Slater (USA) looked out of rhythm and was eliminated in Round 3.
Gabriel Medina (BRA) making his way through the crowd.
Gabriel Medina (BRA) proved lethal on his backhand taking down early event standout Aritz Aranburu (ESP) in Round 3.
Owen Wright (AUS) bested John John Florence (HAW) to advance into Round 4.
John John Florence (HAW) saw his J-Bay Open hopes dashed after an early exit.
Mick Fanning (AUS) enters to the locker room in preparation for Round 4.
Mick Fanning (AUS) was in sensational form against fellow Aussie Kai Otton in Round 3.
CJ Hobgood (USA) spelled the end for South African Jordy Smith.
After posting a Perfect 10 in Round 1, Jordy Smith (ZAF) suffered a devastating Round 3 elimination.
The crowd gathers to watch their local hero Jordy Smith (ZAF) in action.
Alejo Muniz (BRA) advanced into the Quarterfinals after one of his best performances of the season.
After two wins this season, Michel Bourez (PYF) bowed out in Round 3.
The J-Bay Open Tower from the water.
Mick Fanning (AUS) all smiles as he watches the top seeds fall.