Quarter-final line-up decided at Azores Pro

Brazilian Messias Felix posted the highest heat total as the Azores Pro quarter-final line-up was completed in Portugal.

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He posted a 16.36 amid clean three-to-four-foot waves at Praia de Santa Barbara to defeat American Cory Arrambide.

Another American, 21-year-old Nat Young, had the second-highest score of 15.17 to knock out home surfer Tiago Pires.

Before that, in the round of 24, he scored an incredible 9.73 out of 10 for a combination of three excellent backside powerful turns on a running righthander.

"The longest waves are the rights and I feel very comfortable on my backhand so I'll just try to catch waves out there and give myself chances," he said.

"I got my two waves under Tiago's priority, he didn't really look at them cause they were smaller but they had a good wall in them, and I'm stoked I got those cause there weren't many after that.

"I heard the waves are supposed to get bigger so I'm looking forward to it and I'm excited."

QUARTER-FINAL MATCHUPS:

Heat 1: Hizunome Bettero (BRA) vs Nat Young (USA)

Heat 2: Messias Felix (BRA) vs Tanner Gudauskas (USA)

Heat 3: Wiggolly Dantas (BRA) vs Thiago Camarao (BRA)

Heat 4: Hodei Collazo (EUK) vs Jonathan Gonzalez (CNY)

ROUND OF 16 RESULTS:

Heat 1: Hizunome Bettero (BRA) 13.44 def. Eric Geiselman (USA) 3.50

Heat 2: Nat Young (USA) 15.17 def. Tiago Pires (PRT) 14.06

Heat 3: Messias Felix (BRA) 16.36 def. Cory Arrambide (USA) 13.86

Heat 4: Tanner Gudauskas (USA) 14.40 def. Willian Cardoso (BRA) 4.83

Heat 5: Wiggolly Dantas (BRA) 13.33 def. Granger Larsen (HAW) 8.63

Heat 6: Thiago Camarao (BRA) 9.83 def. Dion Atkinson (AUS) 8.03

Heat 7: Hodei Collazo (EUK) 12.77 def. Marc Lacomare (FRA) 12.67

Heat 8: Jonathan Gonzalez (CNY) 14.94 def. Charles Martin (GLP) 6.50

ROUND OF 24 RESULTS:

Heat 1: Hizunome Bettero (BRA) 15.66, Tiago Pires (PRT) 15.00, Tim Macdonald (AUS) 12.03

Heat 2: Nat Young (USA) 17.40, Eric Geiselman (USA) 14.50, Brian Toth (PRI) 12.00

Heat 3: Messias Felix (BRA) 12.84, Willian Cardoso (BRA) 12.73, Sebastien Zietz (HAW) 12.46

Heat 4: Tanner Gudauskas (USA) 15.90, Cory Arrambide (USA) 14.36, Krystian Kymerson (BRA) 14.07

Heat 5: Wiggolly Dantas (BRA) 14.27, Dion Atkinson (AUS) 12.76, Simao Romao (BRA) 11.06

Heat 6: Thiago Camarao (BRA) 15.00, Granger Larsen (HAW) 12.93, Vincent Duvignac (FRA) 12.33

Heat 7: Marc Lacomare (FRA) 14.84, Charles Martin (GLP) 12.87, Ty Watson (AUS) 8.24

Heat 8: Jonathan Gonzalez (CNY) 14.56, Hodei Collazo (EUK) 11.06, Cristobal De Col (PER) 4.57

ROUND OF 48 RESULTS:

Heat 9: Thiago Camarao (BRA) 12.53, Simao Romao (BRA) 11.26, Stu Kennedy (AUS) 8.30, Jean Da Silva (BRA) 7.97

Heat 10: Ty Watson (AUS) 11.73, Cristobal De Col (PER) 11.23, Nathan Yeomans (USA) 10.22, Caio Ibelli (BRA) 7.84

Heat 11: Charles Martin (GLP) 11.47, Hodei Collazo (EUK) 9.83, Maxime Huscenot (FRA) 9.10, Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 5.25

Heat 12: Jonathan Gonzalez (CNY) 12.54, Marc Lacomare (FRA) 11.00, Marlon Lipke (DEU) 10.20, Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 7.93

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