Hawai‘i surfers post another good round at U.S. Open

Hanalei’s Roy Powers is through to another round of the Honda U.S. Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, Calif. The 27-year-old, who is tied for 16th in the current world rankings, won his Round 3 heat yesterday with a score of 14.47 over France’s Joan Duru (13.83), Australia’s Shaun Gossman (11.53) and Puerto Rico’s Brian Toth (8.67).

Kilauea’s Dustin Barca made it through yesterday with his second-place finish in Heat 11. Barca (13.77) trailed behind South Africa’s Greg Emslie (16.74).

Yesterday also saw the exit of Kaua‘i’s younger surfers Alex Smith and Kyle Ramey.

Both Smith and Ramey finished fourth in their heats.

Other Hawai‘i surfers in the competition were Joel Centeio, Torrey Meister and Kekoa Bacalso who won their heats. Dusty Payne is also in with his second-place finish to California’s Tim Reyes.

The rest of Round 3 will be completed today as well as the completion of Round 4.

The women will also hit the water today in their events. Wailua’s Malia Manuel and Hanalei’s Bethany Hamilton are among the Hawai‘i surfers expected to compete.

For full results, see today’s Scoreboard above.

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