KELLY Slater said he wasn't looking forward to Steamer Lane much, and you wonder what he'll say if he loses the World Title in Rd2?
Kelly, Mick Fanning and John John were all relegated to the last chance saloon at the O'Neill Coldwater Classic, the penultimate and potentially title-deciding stop on the World Tour. This wave can favour the goofies meaning John John might find it tough against Wilko. Slater and Mick 'should' get through...
Unsurprisingly, given his run of near-misses, Patrick Gudauskas finally won his Round 1 heat, as did Dusty Payne, Travis Logie, Taylor Knox, Nat Young and Yadin Nichol. If you combine all those names together it spells 'upset'.
Forecast is dropping before pulses of swell arrive on Sunday, Tuesday and Friday.
*Don't forget all the heats on demand.