Ten-time world champion Kelly Slater was among eight surfers who qualified for the quarterfinals out of their heats on Day 3 of the Quiksilver Pro New York in Long Island, N.Y., on Thursday.

Taj Burrow, Josh kerr, Alejo Muniz and Owen Wright each won a three-person fourth-round heat to earn spots in the quarterfinals.

Slater, 39, who leads the Association of Surfing Professionals standings through five of 11 events this season, was one of four surfers who had to win head-to-head fifth-round matchups to advance. Jadson Andre, Heitor Alves and Julian Wilson also won in the fifth round.

Hurricane Katia produced 3- to 5-foot waves for Thursday's competition.

Organizers will meet at 6:30 a.m. today to assess conditions for a possible 7:30 a.m. start to the quarterfinals today.



Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Jadson Andre (BRA)

Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Josh Kerr (AUS)

Alejo Muniz (BRA) vs. Heitor Alves (BRA)

Owen Wright (AUS) vs. Julian Wilson (AUS)


Heat 1: Jadson Andre (BRA) 13.60 def. Adriano de Souza (BRA) 12.93

Heat 2: Kelly Slater (USA) 14.60 def. Jeremy Flores (FRA) 6.67

Heat 3: Heitor Alves (BRA) 13.57 def. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 13.00

Heat 4: Julian Wilson AUS) 13.97 def. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 13.27


Heat 1: Taj Burrow (AUS) 14.93, Adriano de Souza (BRA) 14.77, Jeremy Flores (FRA) 11.37

Heat 2: Josh Kerr (AUS) 19.27, Kelly Slater (USA) 16.20, Jadson Andre (BRA) 12.50

Heat 3: Alejo Muniz (BRA) 12.10, Heitor Alves (BRA) 8.64, Fred Patacchia (HAW) 7.13

Heat 4: Owen Wright (AUS) 16.37, Julian Wilson (AUS) 12.00, Joel Parkinson (AUS) 10.30


Heat 5: Josh Kerr (AUS) 13.33 def. Raoni Monteiro (BRA) 10.83

Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA) def. Bobby Martinez (USA) after Martinez was disqualified.

Heat 7: Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 14.14 def. Mick Fanning (AUS) 14.07

Heat 8: Alejo Muniz (BRA) 14.37 def. Kieren Perrow (AUS) 8.33

Heat 9: Heitor Alves (BRA) 16.43 def. Adrian Buchan (AUS) 9.67

Heat 10: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 14.80 def. Kai Otton (AUS) 9.14

Heat 11: Julian Wilson (AUS) 15.03 def. Brett Simpson (USA) 12.57

Heat 12: Owen Wright (AUS) 18.67 def. C.J. Hobgood (USA) 11.77