|The opening heat of the day will feature CT surfer Caio Ibelli (BRA) taking on former CT competitor Conner Coffin (USA), as well as Lucas Silveira (BRA) and Day 1 standout Hiroto Ohhara (JPN).
Current World No. 1 Joao Chianca (BRA) has come to Snapper Rocks to enjoy the empty lineup and surf a few heats ahead of the second half of the CT season. First, he will have to get past youngsters Joel Vaughan (AUS), Jett Schilling (USA), and Ryan Kainalo (BRA) as they look to make a statement on the Challenger Series.
The opening heat of the women’s Round of 32 will see local favorite and 8x World Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) start her campaign for a 7th win at Snapper Rocks. She will be up against Australian upstarts Mia Huppatz (AUS) and Nyxie Ryan (AUS) as well as former CT competitor Pauline Ado (FRA).