The first three heats of Round 3 were held in epic 4-6ft Bells Beach conditions with CJ Hobgood, Joel Parkinson and Mick Fanning all advancing through to the quarterfinals. The contest was moved to Winkipop for Heat 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, with classic waves on offer all afternoon for the remaining surfers. Also making it through to the quarters were Jordy Smith, Adam Robertson, Kekoa Bacalso, Kieren Perrow and Fred Patacchia.
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