Zietz comes in under the wire for thrilling win

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Sebastian Zietz found a barrel with less than 15 seconds remaining in his second-round heat to pick up the necessary score and defeat Joan Duru. Zietz need an 8.04 and received an 8.23 from the judges. He then topped Tomas Hermes to move into the fourth round of the Oi Rio Pro in Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

It looked like it would be an early exit for Sebastian Zietz as the clock ticked down on his second-round heat against Joan Duru. Both had surfed well and Duru pulled ahead late to seemingly advance into round three of the Oi Rio Pro, Tuesday at Brazil’s Saquarema beach break.