A good sized and messy swell greeted the competition at The Rip Curl Bells Beach Pro today. The WSL CT event two saw the completion of the men’s and women’s round one.

Chunky lumps of messy waves made the conditions difficult for the non-elimination first round of competition. With seven heats of round one finished yesterday the remaining five heats of the men’s played out today before the women hit the water.

Joel Parkinson (AUS) won the second heat of the day with a convincing victory, using his knowledge and experience to advance to round three.

“You’ve got to go with your gut feeling,” Joel Parkinson said. “On a normal day at Bells you can get in a flow but out here today there are waves breaking everywhere and anything could happen. I guess it’s a good result for me; I had a pretty bad one at home on the Gold Coast so I’m really looking for a solid result here”.

Heat ten was close and exciting with three Australians battling it for the third round placing. With Josh Kerr (AUS) showing a power and flow in his forehand attack to push Bede Durbidge (AUS) and Adam Melling (AUS) in to round two to fight it out.

Julian Wilson (AUS) and Kolohe Andino (USA) had the closest and hardest fought heat of the day with only 0.10 separating them, both clearly inform surfers they went wave for wave with Julian Wilson just getting the nod to advance.

The women’s competition saw some epic waves surfed with Silvana Lima (BRA) claiming the first perfect 10 of the event and the second 10 of the year both by her in her match up against Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) who surfed fantastically getting the highest heat score of the round an 18.37 to Silvana Lima’s 17.67 pushing her into round two.

Carissa Moore (HAW) winning her Round 1 heat at Bells Beach - WSL Kelly Cestari
Carissa Moore (HAW) winning her Round 1 heat at Bells Beach – WSL Kelly Cestari

World number one Carissa Moore (HAW) also had an outstanding heat scoring a 9.00 and an 8.97 to sail into round three. Carissa Moore has won Bells before and is clearly at the top of her game.

“Before the heat I was looking at it from the beach thinking it looked pretty tricky,” Carissa Moore said. “When I got out there I just tried to simplify things and luckily found a couple and had such a blast”.

Current world champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) also won her heat convincingly over her competitors.

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Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Round 1 Results (1st to R3, 2nd & 3rd to R2):

Heat 1: Jeremy Flores (FRA) 15.33, Wiggolly Dantas (BRA) 11.73, Taj Burrow (AUS) 10.63

Heat 2: Brett Simpson (USA) 15.00, Adriano de Souza (BRA) 14.33, Kai Otton (AUS) 6.00

Heat 3: Kelly Slater (USA) 16.67, Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 9.06, Ricardo Christie (NZL) 7.73

Heat 4: John John Florence (HAW) 15.33, Italo Ferreira (BRA) 11.47, C.J. Hobgood (USA) 10.17

Heat 5: Mason Ho (HAW) 13.13, Mick Fanning (AUS) 13.10, Freddy Patacchia Jr. (HAW) 13.00

Heat 6: Gabriel Medina (BRA) 12.76, Matt Banting (AUS) 11.83, Joe Van Dijk (AUS) 8.23

Heat 7: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 14.33, Keanu Asing (HAW) 13.44, Adrian Buchan (AUS) 12.20

Heat 8: Nat Young (USA) 11.50, Michel Bourez (PYF) 9.50, Dusty Payne (HAW) 6.20

Heat 9: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 12.33, Glenn Hall (IRL) 8.74, Miguel Pupo (BRA) 7.67

Heat 10: Josh Kerr (AUS) 14.80, Bede Durbidge (AUS) 13.77, Adam Melling (AUS) 9.94

Heat 11: Owen Wright (AUS) 13.90, Jadson Andre (BRA) 11.63, Filipe Toledo (BRA) 9.86

Heat 12: Julian Wilson (AUS) 14.47, Kolohe Andino (USA) 14.37, Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 8.57


Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Round 2 Match-ups (1st to R2, 2nd =25th):

Heat 1: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Joe Van Dijk (AUS)

Heat 2: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. C.J. Hobgood (USA)

Heat 3: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Ricardo Christie (NZL)

Heat 4: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Keanu Asing (HAW)

Heat 5: Filipe Toledo (BRA) vs. Dusty Payne (HAW)

Heat 6: Kolohe Andino (USA) vs. Glenn Hall (IRL)

Heat 7: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Adam Melling (AUS)

Heat 8: Miguel Pupo (BRA) vs. Jadson Andre (BRA)

Heat 9: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Matt Wilkinson (AUS)

Heat 10: Wiggolly Dantas (BRA) vs. Matt Banting (AUS)

Heat 11: Kai Otton (AUS) vs. Freddy Patacchia Jr. (HAW)

Heat 12: Sebastian Zietz (HAW) vs. Italo Ferreira (BRA)


Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach Round 1 Results (1st to R3, 2nd & 3rd to R2):

Heat 1: Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) 10.76, Malia Manuel (HAW) 10.33, Laura Enever (AUS) 8.57

Heat 2: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 18.37, Silvana Lima (BRA) 17.67, Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 11.93

Heat 3: Carissa Moore (HAW) 17.67, Pauline Ado (FRA) 11.10, Dimity Stoyle (AUS) 8.00

Heat 4: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 15.50, Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 12.50, Alessa Quizon (HAW) 8.24

Heat 5: Johanne Defay (FRA) 14.50, Tyler Wright (AUS) 11.57, Sage Erickson (USA) 9.33

Heat 6: Lakey Peterson (USA) 15.90, Coco Ho (HAW) 11.77, Courtney Conlogue (USA) 10.84
Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach Round 2 Match-ups (1st to R3, 2nd = 13th):

Heat 1: Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) vs. Laura Enever (AUS)

Heat 2: Silvana Lima (BRA) vs. Nikki Van Dijk (AUS)

Heat 3: Tyler Wright (AUS) vs. Pauline Ado (FRA)

Heat 4: Malia Manuel (HAW) vs. Alessa Quizon (HAW)

Heat 5: Courtney Conlogue (USA) vs. Sage Erickson (USA)

Heat 6: Dimity Stoyle (AUS) vs. Coco Ho (HAW)

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