Surfing - Young guns shine in Breaka Burleigh Pro

Teenager Quinn Bruce stole the show at the Breaka Burleigh Pro on Queensland's Gold Coast.

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Surfing - Young guns shine in Breaka Burleigh Pro
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Jesse Adam (ASP)

The 14-year-old came from behind late in his heat to take second place behind Japan’s Hirotio Arai and reach the third round.

“I’m surfing this event for the experience and so-far-so-good, I’m just concentrating on surfing as good as I can and not worrying about who I come up against – I’ll take that strategy into round three as well” said Quinn.

It gets tougher every round for Bruce as higher seeds are introduced into the event and in round three he’ll face experienced campaigners in Jordi Watson and Portugal’s Jose Ferreria.

Fellow local teenager Jack Duggan, Kai Hing and Noa Deane also impressed

The women’s event is down to just 12 surfers remaining including the top three seeds in Sally Fitzgibbons (Aus), Tyler Wright (Aus) and Courtney Conlogue (USA) who are world ranked two, four and five respectively.

Breaka Burleigh Pro Mens Round 2:

Heat 1: Hiroto Arai (Aus)13.30, Quinn Bruce (Aus) 12.53, Dane Bird (Aus)12.53, Luke Hynd (Aus) 8.70

Heat 2: John Cummings (Aus) 14.17, Harrison Mann (Aus) 12.00, Shun Mirakami (Jpn) 9.77, Jake Scott (Aus) 8.40

Heat 3: Jack Duggan (Aus) 14.50, Noah Erickson (USA) 12.10, Yuta Isikawa (Jpn) 10.83, Saxon Lumsden (Aus) 7.37

Heat 4: Meteia Hiquily (Pyf) 14.53, Luan Carvalho (Bra) 12.17, Josh Lewan (Aus) 11.36, Reo Inaba (Jpn) 7.00

Heat 5: Paul Cesar (Fra) 13.67, Todd Rosewall (Aus) 12.00, Nic Jones (Aus) 10.90, Takkesh Mizoguchi (Jpn) 8.83

Heat 6: Chris Bennetts (Aus) 14.17, Shane Holmes (Aus) 13.87, Jackson Coffey (Aus) 12.90, Kai Awada (Jpn) 6.33

Heat 7: Kai Hing (Aus) 12.83, Mitchell James (Aus) 11.47, Takumi Nakamura (Jpn) 11.27, Roland Lefeuvre (Fra) 8.33

Heat 8: Darren O’Rafferty (Aus) 13.90, Nathan Webster (Aus) 10.84, Dane Hamilton (Aus) 8.20, Kan Watanabe (Jpn) 6.44

Heat 9: Tatsuya Fukagawa (Jpn) 10.67, Nick Vasicek (Aus) 10.16, Joao Abreu (Bra) 9.63, Tom Hatcher (Aus) 7.17

Heat 10: Noa Deane (Aus) 14.50, Rafael Teixeira (Bra) 12.14, Ed Hatcher (Aus) 6.47, Borja Agote (Euk) 5.41

Heat 11: Billy Kean(Aus) 14.00, Kaito Ohashi (Jpn) 13.86, Reo Kanao (Jpn) 8.33, Akito Komuko (Jpn) 4.36

Heat 12: Kaiki Yamanaka (Jpn), Chris Salisbury (Aus) 11.14, Jeames Young (Aus) 5.70, Jared McHale (Aus) 4.64

Heat 13: Enrique Aritu (Pyf) 13.77, Shane Campbell (Aus) 10.10, Tane Wallis (Nzl) 9.50, Geoffrey Watson (Jpn) 5.26

Heat 14: Jesse Adam (Aus) 16.54, Corey Ziems (Aus) 13.93, Taishi Kawabata (Jpn) 12.27, Luca Elder (Aus) 10.63

Heat 15: Dale Lovelock (Aus) 14.03, Ryan Campbell (Aus) 13.43, Jay Davies (Aus) 12.60, Arihoe Tefaafa (Pyf) 11.23

Heat 16: Kanoa Igarashi (USA) 14.53, Chris Enever (Aus) 12.03, Jaymes Triglone (Aus) 9.00, Andre Teixeira (Bra) 8.86

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