Joel Parkinson: showing off at Bell Beach | Photo: Cestari/WSL

Adriano de Souza, Owen Wright, Jordy Smith and Filipe Toledo have secured spots on the quarterfinals of the Rip Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2015, in Australia.

Despite a few shock exits - Taj Burrow, John John Florence and Julian Wilson are out of the equation - the top seeds dominated Round 3. In the non-elimination heat, De Souza sent Kelly Slater and Josh Kerr to Round 5.

“Kelly and I went wave for wave, and somehow I got the best wave of the exchange. I'm so lucky to make it straight to the quarters, and I'm really proud of myself to make it this far," revealed the Brazilian surfer.

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Filipe Toledo: air gaming | Photo: WSL/Cestari

The world's best surfers posted huge scores as the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2015 hits the Round 3 mark.

Mick Fanning survived his clash against Trials winner Joe Van Dijk. The three-time world champion collected a heat total of 11.00 points (out of a possible 20). Van Dijk fought until the end, but it wasn't enough he is now eliminated from the competition in equal 25th place.

"I did a camp earlier in the year, and Joe was on it and he was one of the kids that really impressed us. With wildcards, you never know what's going to happen. You just have to go out there and put a game plan together and try and get moving and get your confidence up," expressed Fanning.

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Miguel Blanco: sweet victory | Photo: Laurent Masurel/WSL

Miguel Blanco and Teresa Bonvalot have conquered the inaugural Caparica Primavera Surf Fest, held in two-to-three foot waves at Praia da Caparica, in Portugal.

In the Men's final, Blanco rode a couple of long righthanders he ripped to pieces on his forehand to defeat Natxo Gonzalez. Miguel had previously reached a couple of finals, but he had never won an event.

"The waves were super slow and we were lost out there. Natxo and I were even talking and laughing about it, but in the end it was such a rush with all those scores pending, and I honestly thought I'd lost," revealed the Portuguese surfer.

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