Round 2 At The Vans World Cup

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Now there’s the Sunset Beach that we love. Round 2 (Or the Round of 96. Depends who’s asking.) at the Vans World Cup of Surfing was everything that Sunset should be -- besides maybe massive, but that’s just splitting hairs. It was 4-6 feet -- we’re in Hawaii, remember -- and as fun as Sunset gets. As fun as Sunset gets, unless your entire career is riding on a result here. The race for qualification is now very much real. Some racers (like Willian Cardoso and Jesse Mendes) dropped out of the event today and are now hoping fate favors them as the contest moves forward. Others (like Dusty Payne and Charles Martin) threatened that fate might have other things in mind. 48 surfers are now left in the event. There can only be one champion -- oh, and 10 qualifiers. Stay tuned as the contest should be done by tomorrow.

Round of 96. 1st & 2nd advance; 3rd=65th; 4th=81st

H1: Keanu Asing (HAW) 14.83pts ; Tom Whitaker (AUS) 11.97pts ; Heitor Alves (BRA) 10.56pts ; Gavin Gilette (HAW) 8.40pts
H2: Billy Stairmand (NZL) 12.60pts ; Ian Walsh (HAW) 9.60pts ; Jesse Mendes (BRA) 9.40pts ; Bino Lopes (BRA) 9.26pts
H3: Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA) 16.17pts ; Pancho Sullivan (HAW) 10.67pts ; Vasco Ribeiro (PRT) ; Willian Cardoso (BRA) 9.27pts
H4: Chris Ward (USA) 13 .90pts ; Beyrick De Vries (ZAF) 13.50pts ; Stu Kennedy (AUS) 9.50pts ; Ezekiel Lau (HAW) 8.57pts
H5: Jonathan Gonzalez (CNY) 9.44pts ; Perth Standlick (AUS) 6.67pts ; Kaito Kino (HAW) 6.33pts ; Caio Ibelli (BRA) 3.60pts
H6: Wade Carmichael (AUS) 11.17pts ; Kaimana Jaquias (HAW) 10.46pts ; Tomas Hermes (BRA) 9.33pts ; Gony Zubizarreta (ESP) 8.56pts
H7: Davey Cathels (AUS) 15.60pts ; Dusty Payne (HAW) 15.24pts ; Damien Hobgood (USA) 11.50pts ; Kiron Jabour (HAW) 6.93pts
H8: Connor O’Leary (AUS) 15.83pts ; Joan Duru (FRA) 10.67pts ; Torrey Meister (HAW) 8.60pts ; Billy Kemper (HAW) 6.13pts
H9: Maxime Huscenot (FRA) 12.73pts ; Kai Barger (HAW) 12.63pts ; Jack Freestone (AUS) 12.43pts ; Noe Mar McGonagle (CRI) 8.27pts
H10: Lucas Silveira (BRA) 14.66pts ; David do Carmo (BRA) 12.17pts ; Patrick Gudauskas (USA) 9.30pts ; Thomas Woods (AUS) 5.53pts
H11: Seth Moniz (HAW) 16.14pts ; Alex Smith (HAW) 14.83pts ; Carlos Munoz (CRI) 8.77pts ; Santiago Muniz (ARG) 8.17pts
H12: Charles Martin (GLP) 12.64pts ; Ricardo Christie (NZL) 12.40pts ; Cooper Chapman (AUS) 12.26pts ; Nathan Hedge (AUS) 10.60pts
H13: Italo Ferreira (BRA) 13.44pts ; Granger Larsen (HAW) 9.90pts ; Tanner Gudauskas (USA) 9.10pts ; Evan Valiere (HAW) 7.27pts
H14: Glenn Hall (IRL) 14.70pts ; Ramzi Boukhiam (MAR) 13.17pts ; Brent Dorrington (AUS) 11.83pts ; Nathan Florence (HAW) 9.50pts
H15: Garrett Parkes (AUS)13.27pts ; Tim Reyes (USA) 13.03pts ; Marc Lacomare (FRA) 9.50pts ; Nathan Yeomans (USA) 6.33pts
H16: Isaiah Moniz (HAW) 11.33pts ; Hiroto Arai (JPN) 8.10pts ; Micheal Dunphy (USA) 8.03pts ; Kaito Ohashi (JPN) 4.24pts