There’s been a major upset at the World Surfing Tour event on the Gold Coast, with Brazilian rookie Italo Ferreira eliminating 11-time world champion Kelly Slater.
The first heat of round three got underway in small waves at Snapper Rocks this morning.
The 20-year-old blitzed his competition, posting a combined score of 13.00, depsite only catching four waves.
Slater managed a score of 8.77.
Meanwhile Central Coast surfer Matt Wilkinson and Port Macquarie’s Matt Banting will also compete in round three today.