Brazilian ends Wills? French campaign
DESPITE posting a higher wave count, Byron Bay's Danny Wills, pictured, could not match the scores of a very determined Brazilian Victor Ribas at the Quiksilver Pro, France yesterday in a third-round heat.
Wills and fellow Aussies Dean Morrison and Michael Lowe all bowed out at that stage.
Meanwhile, surfing's world title race has become a two-way contest between defending champion Andy Irons and Kelly Slater, with Slater a possibility of wrapping up a seventh crown in France.
With Australians Trent Munro and Mick Fanning eliminated before yesterday's third round, American Slater and Hawaiian Irons progressed after being pushed in their heats by wildcard entrants.
Slater sits in the box seat for the world title, needing only to equal or go one place better than Irons to claim another crown.
Australians Luke Egan, Phillip MacDonald and Luke Stedman also recorded wins in round three.