Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Day 2 Photos

Dane Reynolds went ballistic in his matchup against Blake Thornton yet after the heat told the media, "“I was actually really nervous before surfing today because I’ve been riding a ton of boards and surfing really terrible.” Could've fooled us... Photo: Checky

Dane Reynolds went ballistic in his matchup against Blake Thornton yet after the heat told the media, "“I was actually really nervous before surfing today because I’ve been riding a ton of boards and surfing really terrible.” Could have fooled us... Photo: Checky

Poor Marco Polo from Brazil got matched up against a rampaging Jordy Smith (pictured) who racked up over 17 points in his round two win. Photo: Checky

Poor Marco Polo from Brazil got matched up against a rampaging Jordy Smith (pictured) who racked up over 17 points in his round two win. Photo: Checky

When they came in, the waves for day two of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast were pretty much flawless. Photo: Checky

When they came in, the waves for day two of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast were pretty much flawless. Photo: Checky

Damien Hobgood (pictured) and Fred Patacchia looked really good on their backsides today yet a goofyfoot hasn't won the event since Mick "The Keg" Lowe did years ago, could that change this year? Photo: Checky

Damien Hobgood (pictured) and Fred Patacchia looked really good on their backsides today yet a goofyfoot hasn't won the event since Mick "The Keg" Lowe did years ago, could that change this year? Photo: Checky

Neco Padaratz was pissed after his heat because he thought he was underscored in his matchup against Damien Hobgood. He really wasn't though as these days you gotta do more than check turns to get a good score. Photo: Checky

Neco Padaratz was pissed after his heat because he thought he was underscored in his matchup against Damien Hobgood. He really wasn't though as these days you gotta do more than check turns to get a good score. Photo: Checky

Neco Padaratz hangs is head after a tough loss... c'mon Neco I had you on my FASL fantasy team! Photo: Checky

Neco Padaratz hangs is head after a tough loss... c'mon Neco I had you on my FASL fantasy team! Photo: Checky

Taj Burrow took out upstart Aussie Garrett Parkes with a couple big frontside hacks. Photo: Checky

Taj Burrow took out upstart Aussie Garrett Parkes with a couple big frontside hacks. Photo: Checky

Garrett Parkes. Photo: Checky

Garrett Parkes. Photo: Checky

With one of the lowest tides of the year, contestants were mere feet from the spectators. Photo: Checky

With one of the lowest tides of the year, contestants were mere feet from the spectators. Photo: Checky

CJ Hobgood taking out local favorite and Quiksilver Pro trials winner Blake Ainsworth. Photo: Checky

CJ Hobgood taking out local favorite and Quiksilver Pro trials winner Blake Ainsworth. Photo: Checky

CJ Hobgood gets semi mobbed after his win over local boy Blake Ainsworth, who, to his credit, surfed really well but came up just short against the former World Champion. Photo: Checky

CJ Hobgood gets semi mobbed after his win over local boy Blake Ainsworth, who, to his credit, surfed really well but came up just short against the former World Champion. Photo: Checky

With a new sponsor yet same lethal backhand attack, Bobby Martinez is looking for a big result to kick off his 2010 campaign. He had a nail biter against Craig Anderson but used some savvy tactics to get by him and into round 3. Photo: Checky

With a new sponsor yet same lethal backhand attack, Bobby Martinez is looking for a big result to kick off his 2010 campaign. He had a nail biter against Craig Anderson but used some savvy tactics to get by him and into round 3. Photo: Checky

Highly touted rookie Owen Wright (red shirt) and Ace Buchan and crew in the competitors lounge. Photo: Checky

Highly touted rookie Owen Wright (red shirt) and Ace Buchan and crew in the competitors lounge. Photo: Checky

Dane Reynolds. Photo: Checky

Dane Reynolds. Photo: Checky

Dane dazzles the crowd at Snapper Rocks for day two of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast. Photo: Checky

Dane dazzles the crowd at Snapper Rocks for day two of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast. Photo: Checky

Jordy Smith en route to the highest heat score of the day. Photo: Checky

Jordy Smith en route to the highest heat score of the day. Photo: Checky

In an all-Kauai affair, Roy Powers (pictured) will head up against Andy Irons when round two resumes. Photo: Checky

In an all-Kauai affair, Roy Powers (pictured) will head up against Andy Irons when round two resumes. Photo: Checky

Only the most dedicated surf fans braved the rain on day two of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast and Roxy Pro Gold Coast. Photo: Checky

Only the most dedicated surf fans braved the rain on day two of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast and Roxy Pro Gold Coast. Photo: Checky

Sally Fitzgibbons with a searing cutback to kick off her 2010 Roxy Pro Gold Coast campaign. Photo: ASP/Cestari

Sally Fitzgibbons with a searing cutback to kick off her 2010 Roxy Pro Gold Coast campaign. Photo: ASP/Cestari

3-Time World Champion Stephanie Gilmore kicked off 2010 right where she left off last year... Photo: ASP/Cestari

3-Time World Champion Stephanie Gilmore kicked off 2010 right where she left off last year... Photo: ASP/Cestari