Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Day 2 Photos

Dane Reynolds went ballistic in his matchup against Blake Thornton yet after the heat told the media, "“I was actually really nervous before surfing today because I’ve been riding a ton of boards and surfing really terrible.” Could've fooled us... Photo: Checky
Dane Reynolds went ballistic in his matchup against Blake Thornton yet after the heat told the media, "“I was actually really nervous before surfing today because I’ve been riding a ton of boards and surfing really terrible.” Could have fooled us... Photo: Checky
Poor Marco Polo from Brazil got matched up against a rampaging Jordy Smith (pictured) who racked up over 17 points in his round two win. Photo: Checky
Poor Marco Polo from Brazil got matched up against a rampaging Jordy Smith (pictured) who racked up over 17 points in his round two win. Photo: Checky
When they came in, the waves for day two of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast were pretty much flawless. Photo: Checky
When they came in, the waves for day two of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast were pretty much flawless. Photo: Checky
Damien Hobgood (pictured) and Fred Patacchia looked really good on their backsides today yet a goofyfoot hasn't won the event since Mick "The Keg" Lowe did years ago, could that change this year? Photo: Checky
Damien Hobgood (pictured) and Fred Patacchia looked really good on their backsides today yet a goofyfoot hasn't won the event since Mick "The Keg" Lowe did years ago, could that change this year? Photo: Checky
Neco Padaratz was pissed after his heat because he thought he was underscored in his matchup against Damien Hobgood. He really wasn't though as these days you gotta do more than check turns to get a good score. Photo: Checky
Neco Padaratz was pissed after his heat because he thought he was underscored in his matchup against Damien Hobgood. He really wasn't though as these days you gotta do more than check turns to get a good score. Photo: Checky
Neco Padaratz hangs is head after a tough loss... c'mon Neco I had you on my FASL fantasy team! Photo: Checky
Neco Padaratz hangs is head after a tough loss... c'mon Neco I had you on my FASL fantasy team! Photo: Checky
Taj Burrow took out upstart Aussie Garrett Parkes with a couple big frontside hacks. Photo: Checky
Taj Burrow took out upstart Aussie Garrett Parkes with a couple big frontside hacks. Photo: Checky
Garrett Parkes. Photo: Checky
Garrett Parkes. Photo: Checky
With one of the lowest tides of the year, contestants were mere feet from the spectators. Photo: Checky
With one of the lowest tides of the year, contestants were mere feet from the spectators. Photo: Checky
CJ Hobgood taking out local favorite and Quiksilver Pro trials winner Blake Ainsworth. Photo: Checky
CJ Hobgood taking out local favorite and Quiksilver Pro trials winner Blake Ainsworth. Photo: Checky
CJ Hobgood gets semi mobbed after his win over local boy Blake Ainsworth, who, to his credit, surfed really well but came up just short against the former World Champion. Photo: Checky
CJ Hobgood gets semi mobbed after his win over local boy Blake Ainsworth, who, to his credit, surfed really well but came up just short against the former World Champion. Photo: Checky
With a new sponsor yet same lethal backhand attack, Bobby Martinez is looking for a big result to kick off his 2010 campaign. He had a nail biter against Craig Anderson but used some savvy tactics to get by him and into round 3. Photo: Checky
With a new sponsor yet same lethal backhand attack, Bobby Martinez is looking for a big result to kick off his 2010 campaign. He had a nail biter against Craig Anderson but used some savvy tactics to get by him and into round 3. Photo: Checky
Highly touted rookie Owen Wright (red shirt) and Ace Buchan and crew in the competitors lounge. Photo: Checky
Highly touted rookie Owen Wright (red shirt) and Ace Buchan and crew in the competitors lounge. Photo: Checky
Dane Reynolds. Photo: Checky
Dane Reynolds. Photo: Checky
Dane dazzles the crowd at Snapper Rocks for day two of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast. Photo: Checky
Dane dazzles the crowd at Snapper Rocks for day two of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast. Photo: Checky
Jordy Smith en route to the highest heat score of the day. Photo: Checky
Jordy Smith en route to the highest heat score of the day. Photo: Checky
In an all-Kauai affair, Roy Powers (pictured) will head up against Andy Irons when round two resumes. Photo: Checky
In an all-Kauai affair, Roy Powers (pictured) will head up against Andy Irons when round two resumes. Photo: Checky
Only the most dedicated surf fans braved the rain on day two of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast and Roxy Pro Gold Coast. Photo: Checky
Only the most dedicated surf fans braved the rain on day two of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast and Roxy Pro Gold Coast. Photo: Checky
Sally Fitzgibbons with a searing cutback to kick off her 2010 Roxy Pro Gold Coast campaign. Photo: ASP/Cestari
Sally Fitzgibbons with a searing cutback to kick off her 2010 Roxy Pro Gold Coast campaign. Photo: ASP/Cestari
3-Time World Champion Stephanie Gilmore kicked off 2010 right where she left off last year... Photo: ASP/Cestari
3-Time World Champion Stephanie Gilmore kicked off 2010 right where she left off last year... Photo: ASP/Cestari