Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Round 3 Photos

Parko’s clean carves and innate knowledge of Snapper Rocks is downright scary to those surfing against him. He’ll surf against Fred Patacchia when the Quiksilver Pro Gold Cost ramps up again. Photo: Checky

Parko’s clean carves and innate knowledge of Snapper Rocks is downright scary to those surfing against him. He’ll surf against Fred Patacchia when the Quiksilver Pro Gold Cost ramps up again. Photo: Checky

Fred Patacchia’s backside attack has been insane and today saw him defeat fellow Hawaiian and Gold Coast roommate Kekoa Bacalso. That would be bragging rights on the island of Oahu… Photo: Checky

Fred Patacchia’s backside attack has been insane and today saw him defeat fellow Hawaiian and Gold Coast roommate Kekoa Bacalso. That would be bragging rights on the island of Oahu… Photo: Checky

2009 Rookie Of The Year Kekoa Bacalso couldn’t get past Freddy P and will watch the rest of the comp with the rest of us bleacher bums. Photo: Checky

2009 Rookie Of The Year Kekoa Bacalso couldn’t get past Freddy P and will watch the rest of the comp with the rest of us bleacher bums. Photo: Checky

Just about everyone’s favorite surfer—Dane Reynolds—got by a hobbling (ankle woes) Frenchman Jeremy Flores who when asked after the heat, blamed his nationality on not getting the score he felt he deserved, “Maybe if I was American or Aussie I could beat these guys.”

Just about everyone’s favorite surfer—Dane Reynolds—got by a hobbling (ankle woes) Frenchman Jeremy Flores who when asked after the heat, blamed his nationality on not getting the score he felt he deserved, “Maybe if I was American or Aussie I could beat these guys.” Photo: Checky

The low tide in the afternoon turned Snapper Rocks into a barrel machine. Photo: Checky

The low tide in the afternoon turned Snapper Rocks into a barrel machine. Photo: Checky

Dane’s biggest fan/girlfriend is the first one to congratulate him after his win over Jeremy Flores. Reynolds will go up against Dan Ross when competition resumes here on the Gold Coast. Photo: Checky

Dane’s biggest fan/girlfriend is the first one to congratulate him after his win over Jeremy Flores. Reynolds will go up against Dan Ross when competition resumes here on the Gold Coast. Photo: Checky

King Kelly emerges out of nowhere to entertain the crowd in one of the last heats of the day. He handed American rookie Pat Gudauskas a 17th with some incredible surfing on a thruster that had the deck scooped out. Photo: Checky

King Kelly emerges out of nowhere to entertain the crowd in one of the last heats of the day. He handed American rookie Pat Gudauskas a 17th with some incredible surfing on a thruster that had the deck scooped out. Photo: Checky

It was thick barrels like this that propelled Bede Durbidge to the highest heat score of the day, 19.30 points in his win over Luke Munro. Photo: Checky

It was thick barrels like this that propelled Bede Durbidge to the highest heat score of the day, 19.30 points in his win over Luke Munro. Photo: Checky

Slater blows the tail out in his defeat of Pat Gudauskas. Slater will match up against Jordy Smith in round four in what figures to be a heavyweight fight. Photo: Checky

Slater blows the tail out in his defeat of Pat Gudauskas. Slater will match up against Jordy Smith in round four in what figures to be a heavyweight fight. Photo: Checky

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