• Taj moves into round 3 on ASP Tour stop #9

Taj Burrow (AUS), 32, current ASP World No. 4, opened up the afternoon's action with the top performance of the day, a 14.77 out of a possible 20, using a minimalist-yet-explosive approach to the punchy conditions.

"Both my waves really offered only two maneuvers and they were really similar," Burrow said. "The waves are really fun though. They don't offer a lot of room to move, but they're really punchy and I had a lot of fun. I hadn't seen much of Dillon (Perillo) surf much before this event, but he has a really good style and is explosive and I think he has a future. I wasn't taking the heat lightly."

Burrow faces rookie sensation Dusty Payne (HAW), 21, in the opening heat of Round 3 when competition resumes.

 

RIP CURL PRO SEARCH PUERTO RICO ROUND 2 RESULTS:
Heat 1: Taj Burrow (AUS) 14.77 def. Dillon Perillo (USA) 9.40
Heat 2: Dylan Graves (PRI) 13.10 def. Adrian Buchan (AUS) 11.03
Heat 3: Gabe Kling (USA) 12.83 def. Damien Hobgood (USA) 10.50
Heat 4: Chris Davidson (AUS) 11.80 def. Luke Munro (AUS) 10.07
Heat 5: Roy Powers (HAW) 12.10 def. Jadson Andre (BRA) 8.64
Heat 6: Bobby Martinez (USA) 13.93 def. Travis Logie (ZAF) 4.66
Heat 7: Dusty Payne (HAW) Advances Past Andy Irons (HAW)*
Heat 8: Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 12.10 def. Luke Stedman (AUS) 10.86
Heat 9: Taylor Knox (USA) 13.84 def. Kai Otton (AUS) 9.43
Heat 10: Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 10.33 def. Patrick Gudauskas (USA) 9.93
Heat 11: Brett Simpson (USA) 14.43 def. Tom Whitaker (AUS) 14.23
Heat 12: Daniel Ross (AUS) vs. Adam Melling (AUS)

* Andy Irons formally withdrew from the Rip Curl Pro Search Puerto Rico today, citing an illness contracted from the previous event in Portugal. Dusty Payne automatically advances to Round 3.

RIP CURL PRO SEARCH PUERTO RICO ROUND 3 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Dusty Payne (USA)
Heat 2: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Taylor Knox (USA)
Heat 3: Dane Reynolds (USA) vs. Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Heat 4: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 5: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Bobby Martinez (USA)
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Dylan Graves (PRI)
Heat 7: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Gabe Kling (USA)
Heat 8: Chris Davidson (AUS) vs. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)
Heat 9: Owen Wright (AUS) vs. Brett Simpson (USA)
Heat 10: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Dan Ross (AUS)
Heat 11: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Kieren Perrow (AUS)
Heat 12: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Roy Powers (HAW)

RIP CURL WOMEN'S PRO SEARCH PUERTO RICO ROUND 3 RESULTS:
Heat 1: Lee Ann Curren (FRA) 7.56 def. Sofia Mulanovich (PER) 7.03
Heat 2: Chelsea Hedges (AUS) 10.67 def. Rosanne Hodge (ZAF) 10.60
Heat 3: Melanie Bartels (HAW) 11.94 def. Paige Hareb (NZL) 11.70
Heat 4: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 15.57 def. Pauline Ado (FRA) 12.26
Heat 5: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 14.83 def. Nikita Robb (ZAF) 7.40
Heat 6: Coco Ho (HAW) 13.17 def. Rebecca Woods (AUS) 8.06
Heat 7: Carissa Moore (HAW) 10.00 def. Claire Bevilacqua (AUS) 7.87
Heat 8: Silvana Lima (BRA) 12.73 def. Bruna Schmitz (BRA) 9.17

RIP CURL WOMEN'S PRO SEARCH PUERTO RICO QUARTERFINAL MATCH-UPS:
QF 1: Lee Ann Curren (FRA) vs. Chelsea Hedges (AUS)
QF 2: Melanie Bartels (HAW) vs. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS)
QF 3: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) vs. Coco Ho (HAW)
QF 4: Carissa Moore (HAW) vs. Silvana Lima (BRA)