Round of 24 prepares for large swell in Santa Catarina

Clean but small surf got the remaining round of 48 heats into their wetsuits bright and early this morning in Brazil. With a large swell predicted to hit the beach at Imbituba by friday evening, contest organizers were content to finish the second round and have the man-on-man round of 24 set to go.

Miguel Pupo was the standout among the 4 heats run today. The young Brazzo goofyfoot scored a 9.57 for a right that he was able to destroy with spider-monkey-like precision. He then backed it up with a high 7, giving him 17.40 points – the highest heat total of the day and the second highest to Yadin Nicol’s 18 points for best heat score of the event.

Check out the event live here.

Heat 1
: Raoni Monteiro (BRA) vs. Yuri Sodre (BRA)
Heat 2: Jesse Mendes (BRA) vs. Mason Ho (HAW)
Heat 3: Tom Whitaker (AUS) vs. Bernardo Miranda (BRA)
Heat 4: Ben Dunn (AUS) vs. Hizunome Bettero (BRA)
Heat 5: Gabe Kling (USA) vs. Wiggolly Dantas (BRA)
Heat 6: Granger Larsen (HAW) vs. Ricardo Santos (BRA)
Heat 7: Royden Bryson (ZAF) vs. Austin Ware (USA)
Heat 8: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Yadin Nicol (AUS)
Heat 9: Gabriel Medina (BRA) vs. Tomas Hermes (BRA)
Heat 10: Leonardo Neves (BRA) vs. Dylan Graves (PRI)
Heat 11: Miguel Pupo (BRA) vs. Neco Padaratz (BRA)
Heat 12: Richard Christie (NZL) vs. Jay Quinn (NZL)