Dusty Payne of Lahaina advanced through his first heat of this year's Reef Hawaiian Pro, and was the only surfer from Maui remaining after competition on Oahu's North Shore concluded Saturday.
Payne, who received a bye into the third round of the opening event in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, finished second to Brazil's Willian Cardoso in a close heat - the four competitors were separated by 0.68 points. Cardoso finished with a 10.74, and Payne had a 10.43. Australia's Adrian Buchan was third with a 10.33, and Brazil's Alex Ribeiro had a 10.06.
Payne's top wave, caught near the end of the heat, earned 6.20 points.
Dusty Payne competes in the third round of the Reef Hawaiian Pro on Saturday.
Association of Surfing Professionals / KELLY CESTARI photo
In the round of 32, Payne will face reigning Triple Crown champion John John Florence, as well as Kekoa Bacalso and Dane Reynolds.
Florence's 16.90 in the third round was the third-best heat score of the competition, and included a 9.40 wave, best of the round.
Hana's Dege O'Connell finished second in his round-of-64 heat, but was eliminated with a third-place finish in one of two fourth-round heats completed Saturday.
Hank Gaskell and Olamana Eleogram of Hana, as well as Tanner Hendrickson of Haiku, were eliminated in the third round.