Jadson Andre had Julian Wilson on the ropes in Round 2 before the Aussie pulled out a score in the closing seconds. Photo: Taras

Jadson Andre had Julian Wilson on the ropes in Round 2 before the Aussie pulled out a score in the closing seconds. Photo: Taras

Dusty Payne threw this tail high reverse in Round 1 and earned his first heat win back from ankle injury. With his surfing looking an electric 100%, his Round 3 draw against Mick Fanning will be one to watch. Photo: Taras

Dusty Payne threw this tail high reverse in Round 1 and earned his first heat win back from ankle injury. With his surfing looking an electric 100%, his Round 3 draw against Mick Fanning will be one to watch. Photo: Taras

John John Florence, early Sunday morning. Photo: Taras

John John Florence, early Sunday morning. Photo: Taras

Taylor Knox is 41 years old and is still fired up to win heats. He ousted 22-year-old Owen Wright in Round 2 with some inspired rail work. Photo: Taras

Taylor Knox is 41 years old and is still fired up to win heats. He ousted 22-year-old Owen Wright in Round 2 with some inspired rail work. Photo: Taras

Parko can string together a Lowers right, from start to finish, without a single pump or bobble. Round 3 matches him against Taylor Knox. Photo: Taras

Parko can string together a Lowers right, from start to finish, without a single pump or bobble. Round 3 matches him against Taylor Knox. Photo: Taras

Not many surfers opt for the Rodeo in competition. Pat Gudauskas does. Photo: Taras

Not many surfers opt for the Rodeo in competition. Pat Gudauskas does. Photo: Taras

Taj Burrow loves Lowers and you can see it in his surfing time after time. Photo: Taras

Taj Burrow loves Lowers and you can see it in his surfing time after time. Photo: Taras

Taj, jerseyless nosepick. Photo: Taras

Taj, jerseyless nosepick. Photo: Taras

Yadin Nicol had a monster heat in Round 1, his 17.57 total is the highest of the event so far. Photo: Taras

Yadin Nicol had a monster heat in Round 1, his 17.57 total is the highest of the event so far. Photo: Taras

Paul Fisher was on the beach terrorizing many a competitor. Photo: Corey Wilson

Paul Fisher was on the beach terrorizing many a competitor. Photo: Corey Wilson

Dusty’s patented fin ditch from the water. Photo: Corey Wilson

Dusty’s patented fin ditch from the water. Photo: Corey Wilson

Kelly sat on the shoulder for a good twenty minutes after winning his heat. Sometimes the champ needs a little alone time. Photo: Corey Wilson

Kelly sat on the shoulder for a good twenty minutes after winning his heat. Sometimes the champ needs a little alone time. Photo: Corey Wilson

With a minute left Pat Gudauskas needed a 9.38 against Jeremy Flores. He launched this frontside slob tweak but fell just short with a nine. Photo: Corey Wilson

With a minute left Pat Gudauskas needed a 9.38 against Jeremy Flores. He launched this frontside slob tweak but fell just short with a nine. Photo: Corey Wilson

Matt Wilkinson, excited for the 2012 Hurley Pro Lowers. Photo: Corey Wilson

Matt Wilkinson, excited for the 2012 Hurley Pro Lowers. Photo: Corey Wilson

Jadson’s 7.60 against Julian. Photo: Carey

Jadson’s 7.60 against Julian. Photo: Carey

Julian needed a 6.27 and squeezed out this 6.63 as the buzzer sounded. On to Round 3... Photo: Carey

Julian needed a 6.27 and squeezed out this 6.63 as the buzzer sounded. On to Round 3... Photo: Carey

In an all goofyfooted matchup, Wilko edged out CJ Hobgood with turns like this. Photo: Carey

In an all goofyfooted matchup, Wilko edged out CJ Hobgood with turns like this. Photo: Carey

Kolohe looked on point against Heitor. But Alves pulled out a Hail Mary rodeo flip for a nine and stole the heat win. Photo: Carey

Kolohe looked on point against Heitor. But Alves pulled out a Hail Mary rodeo flip for a nine and stole the heat win. Photo: Carey

In another tight heat, Damien Hobgood fell to Adam Melling’s buzzer beating 7.57. Photo: Carey

In another tight heat, Damien Hobgood fell to Adam Melling’s buzzer beating 7.57. Photo: Carey

Melling, mid 9.73 earlier in the heat against Damo. Photo: Carey

Melling, mid 9.73 earlier in the heat against Damo. Photo: Carey

Miguel Pupo, settling for a disappointing 25th at the 2012 Hurley Pro. Photo: Carey

Miguel Pupo, settling for a disappointing 25th at the 2012 Hurley Pro. Photo: Carey

Taylor Knox, on a quad? Really? Kelly, bewildered. Photo: Sherm

Taylor Knox, on a quad? Really? Kelly, bewildered. Photo: Sherm

Mick's got that look on his face -- like he just got away with something. Photo: Sherm

Mick's got that look on his face -- like he just got away with something. Photo: Sherm

John John Florence. Photo: Sherm

John John Florence. Photo: Sherm

Matt Biolos says Taj is one of the few professionals to stick with glass on fins only. His round 1 performance was a clear indication why. Photo: Sherm

Matt Biolos says Taj is one of the few professionals to stick with glass on fins only. His round 1 performance was a clear indication why. Photo: Sherm

Adrian, did you just wake? Early morning daze. Photo: Sherm

Adrian, did you just wake? Early morning daze. Photo: Sherm

Andino camp. Photo: Sherm

Andino camp. Photo: Sherm

We're not even sure how to caption this one. Anybody? Photo: Sherm

We're not even sure how to caption this one. Anybody? Photo: Sherm

Hurley Lowers Pro 2012: Day 1 + 2 Photos