Shocking exits at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2013

April 1, 2013 | Surfing
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2013: perfect wave faces

Four Australians, three Brazilians and one South Africa are heading for the Quarterfinals of the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2013, in Australia.

Perfect, clean three-to-five foot (1 – 1.5 metre) waves rolled through the aquatic amphitheater of Bells Beach to showcase incredible upsets and astonishing surfing action.

Kelly Slater suffered a shock elimination this morning at the hands of injury replacement Willian Cardoso.

"You never want to lose and especially in clean waves in the bowl. I tweaked my back a few days ago and am nowhere near 100% so I have to go get an MRI on it. That said, Willian smoked me. Plain as that. He was surfing really well and really powerful so congrats to him", told Kelly Slater.

Joel Parkinson was the next in the losing row. He could not overcome a rampaging Raoni Monteiro, who posted a 19.17 to cause the second major upset of the event.

"No one ever wants to lose. No one wants to lose with a 10 and a 9 either, but Raoni (Monteiro) is surfing really well and if he beats me with those kind of scores then he definitely deserves credit", explains Parkinson.

"This is a huge day for me. I wasn’t even planning on doing this event. After the Gold Coast and Margaret River, I flew home to Brazil. When I got home, I got the notice that I would be in Bells so flew back here. Kelly (Slater) is a hero of mine so to beat him is very unbelievable for me", added Cardoso.

Jordy Smith, Taj Burrow and Mick Fanning and Adriano de Souza are the top seed still in contention, at the Quarterfinals of the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2013.

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2013 | Quarterfinals

Kai Otton (AUS) vs. Taj Burrow (AUS)
Willian Cardoso (BRA) vs. Nat Young (AUS)
Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Mick Fanning (AUS)
Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Filipe Toledo (BRA)

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