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Highlights From Round 3 of the Rip Curl Pro

| posted on October 12, 2010

On Day 3 of the Rip Curl Pro, Portugal, Travis Logie was again the bearer of bad news, when he delivered a crushing Round 3 defeat to Mick Fanning. With Fanning’s loss, the 2010 World Title race is coming down to Jordy Smith and Current World No. 1 Kelly Slater—both whom advanced to Round 4.

Travis Logie, put together two high-scoring rights in the dying minutes to move on and potentially end Mick Fanning’s 2010 World Title hopes. Photo: Joli

Travis Logie put together two high-scoring rights in the final minutes to move on and potentially end Mick Fanning’s 2010 World Title hopes. Photo: Joli

Combing power and progression, Chris Davidson ended Taylor Knox’s 2010 Portugal run. Photo: Joli

Combining power and progressive surfing, Chris Davidson ended Taylor Knox’s 2010 Portugal run. Photo: Joli

Contest organizers moved the event from Supertubos to the punchy surf of Belgas. Ace Buchan, had no problem making the adjustment and beat Dusty Payne. Photo: Joli

Contest organizers moved the event from Supertubos to the punchy surf of Belgas. Ace Buchan had no problem making the adjustment and beat Dusty Payne. Photo: Joli

Kelly Slater opened with a 7.17 and never allowed Gabe Kling to get within striking distance. Kelly will surf against Chris Davidson and Damien Hobgood in Round 4. Photo: Joli

Kelly Slater opened with a 7.17 and never gave Gabe Kling a chance. Kelly will surf against Chris Davidson and Damien Hobgood in Round 4. Photo: Joli

Mick Fanning, looked like he was going to coast to victory, but in the dying minutes, Travis Logie found his grove to send Fanning packing. Photo: Joli

Mick Fanning was smooth sailing until Travis Logie found his grove and sent Fanning packing. Photo: Joli

Cool as the other side of the pillow. Kelly Slater remains calm and collective, as his tenth world title is nears. Photo: Joli

A calm and collective Kelly Slater. Photo: Joli

Rookie Matt Wilkinson was another underdog to upset a tour veteran, when he narrowly beat Taj Burrow 14.67 to 14.50. Photo: Joli

Matt Wilkinson was another underdog to upset a tour veteran, when he narrowly beat Taj Burrow 14.67 to 14.50. Photo: Joli

Slater, turning his Round 3 heat into an Expression Session. Photo: Joli

Slater, turning his Round 3 heat into an Expression Session. Photo: Joli

Beer o’clock for Mick Fanning and Taylor Knox. Photo: Joli

Beer o’clock for Mick Fanning and Taylor Knox. Photo: Joli

Owen Wright continued his campaign for Rookie of the Year, when he received the events only 10 to beat Kai Otton. Photo: Joli

Owen Wright continued his campaign for Rookie of the Year, when he received the events only 10 to beat Kai Otton. Photo: Joli

Pat Gudauskas’ blow tail earned him a 7.77 and victory over CJ Hobgood. Photo: Joli

Pat Gudauskas’ blow tail earned him a 7.77 and victory over CJ Hobgood. Photo: Joli

A frustrated Burrow after losing another close heat. Photo: Joli

A frustrated Burrow after losing another close heat. Photo: Joli

Back-to-back days now Travis Logie has beaten an event favorite. Photo: Joli

Back-to-back days Travis Logie has beaten an event favorite. Photo: Joli

  • kevin

    Spoiler alert!!! Slater beat Jordy in the finals