World #1 Adriano De Souza upset the event favorite Felipe Toldeo. ADS beat Toledo ina close heat 15.46 to 15.27.
#2 ranked 3-time champ, Mick Fanning put Gabriel Medina to the ropes with two 9’s. Fanning beat Medina with an impressive heat total of 18.17 to 17.54.
Speed, power and flow proved to be the theme once again as World #1 Adriano De Souza and World #2, Mick Fanning advance to the Final at the 2015 Hurley Pro Trestles.
There wasn’t really any surprises in the quarter finals. The higher seeds picked the right waves and were rewarded with bigger scores.
Heat 1 Felipe Toldeo put on a display of past crisp surfing and defeated Joel Parkinson 16.66 to 8.90. After a restart, Felipe got busy and never looked back.
Heat 2 was similar as Adriano Desouza picked the right waves and beat Wiggoly Dantas 12.67 to 8.83.
Heat 3 saw Mick Fanning pick off the good set waves and beat Adrian Buchan 15.13 to 7.50.
Heat 4 had a little more controversy as an interference was called against Nat Young, when he accidentally grabbed Gabriel Medina’s leash. So one of Nat’s waves was only scored at 50%, making a victory nearly impossible. Medina beat Young 11.34 to 9.44.