Day 1 of the Drug Aware Pro went down in some pretty contestable conditions. Most of the usual suspects made it through their heats unscathed, with Jordy, Julian, Mick, Taj and Gabe getting straight into Rd 3. Notable hiccups from Kelly and Parko, who now have to duke it out in Rd 2. Kelly no doubt has plenty on his mind other than surfing, having just broken ties with 23 year sponsor Quiksilver. Perfect timing, with the news coming out on April Fools. His Round 2 opponent is wild card Nathan Hedge. Hedgey ain't no walkover, so hope for Kelly's sake he gets his focus back.
Swell looks like it's dropping off the next coupla days, so the Ladies will probably get sent out. Bianca won her first round heat today. Things look up from Saturday again when some groundswell pulls through.
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Here's the Round 2 match-up's: