Round 3, Vans World Cup At Sunset

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All Photos: DJ Struntz

The WQS is no marathon and it certainly isn’t a sprint. The series started on January 3rd — far more than 26 miles ago — and now we’re only one day away from the finish line. Today saw Round 3 of the Vans World Cup at Sunset Beach trim the field down to 32 and a champion is now only four heats away from his title. The biggest story of the day must’ve been Dusty Payne beating Gabriel Medina. With a final here, Dusty could suddenly find himself back on the WCT. And Gabe, well — there’s a certain Title race he’s warming up for. Only one more day is necessary in order to finish the event. Here’s to finishing strong.

Round of 64
H1: Keanu Asing (HAW) 7.77pts ; Ian Walsh (HAW) 5.83pts ; Yadin Nicol (AUS) 2.00pts ; Raoni Monteiro (BRA) 0.50pts
H2: Billy Stairmand (NZL) 11.27pts ; Adrian Buchan (AUS) 10.64pts ; Adam Melling (AUS) 9.07pts ; Tom Whitaker (AUS) 4.00pts
H3: Filipe Toledo (BRA) 9.66pts ; Beyrick De Vries (ZAF) 9.57pts ; Aritz Aranburu (ESP) 9.40pts ; Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA) 6.67pts
H4: Chris Ward (USA) 15.33pts ; Jordy Smith (ZAF) 12.70pts ; Jeremy Flores (FRA) 7.27pts ; Pancho Sullivan (HAW) 6.16pts
H5: Jonathan Gonzalez (CNY) 12.50pts ; Owen Wright (AUS) 11.10pts ; Mitch Crews (AUS) 10.17pts ; Kaimana Jaquias (HAW) 6.87pts
H6: Alejo Muniz (BRA) 12.57pts ; Wade Carmichael (AUS) 9.96pts ; Perth Standlick (AUS) 8.60pts ; Nat Young (USA) 7.93pts
H7: Julian Wilson (AUS) 10.93pts ; Davey Cathels (AUS) 7.44pts ; Joan Duru (FRA) 6.83pts ; Jadson Andre (BRA) 6.70pts
H8: Dusty Payne (HAW) 16.17pts ; Gabriel Medina (BRA) 12.17pts ; Dane Gudauskas (USA) 10.73pts ; Connor O’Leary (AUS) 9.04pts
H9: David do Carmo (BRA) 13.36pts ; Mason Ho (HAW) 10.70pts ; Maxime Huscenot (FRA) 7.90pts ; Wiggolly Dantas (BRA) 6.47pts
H10: Lucas Silveira (BRA) 11.74pts ; Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 11.53pts ; Kai Barger (HAW) 11.10pts ; Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 4.30pts
H11: Ricardo Christie (NZL) 16.90pts ; Josh Kerr (AUS) 11.83pts ; Seth Moniz (HAW) 11.43pts ; Brett Simpson (USA) 8.17pts
H12: Charles Martin (GLP) 15.00pts ; Alex Smith (HAW) 13.16pts ; Tiago Pires (PRT) 11.37pts ; Bede Durbidge (AUS) 9.33pts
H13: Kolohe Andino (USA) 15.10pts ; Ramzi Boukhiam (MAR) 8.57pts ; Travis Logie (ZAF) 5.77pts ; Italo Ferreira (BRA) 5.50pts
H14: Granger Larsen (HAW) 12.10pts ; Glenn Hall (IRL) 12.00pts ; Dion Atkinson (AUS) 11.97pts ; Miguel Pupo (BRA) 9.83pts
H15: Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 16.84pts ; Garrett Parkes (AUS) 13.43pts ; Kai Otton (AUS) 10.73pts ; Hiroto Arai (JPN) 2.00pts
H16: Matt Banting (AUS) 14.23pts ; Michel Bourez (PYF) 12.90pts ; Isaiah Moniz (HAW) 12.60pts ; Tim Reyes (USA) 11.20pts