The sea was grumpy, yet the competitors were able to conquer a few massive tunnels of water — or at least some of the competitors were able to conquer a few tunnels walls of water. Unfortunately, Carlos Munoz fell prey to an especially grumpy sea in his heat. However, in the next heat, Bruce Irons reminded us just how delightful it is to watch him surf Pipe. Indeed, it is a treat, and all eyes will be pleased to watch Bruce trump through the next few rounds of competition as conditions clean up.
Now, feast your eyes on the photographic bounty courtesy of Brian Bielmann.