Dusty Payne of Lahaina advanced through his fourth-round heat before being eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Reef Hawaiian Pro on Saturday at Alii Beach on Oahu's North Shore.
Sebastian Zietz of Kauai won the title at the first event of the Triple Crown of Surfing.
Payne, a member of the Association of Surfing Professionals world tour, placed second in his round-of-32 heat, scoring a 14.77. John John Florence (16.77) of the North Shore won the heat.
Lahaina’s Dusty Payne competes in the fourth round of the Reef Hawaiian Pro on Saturday at Alii Beach on Oahu’s North Shore.
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Payne's 8.10 in the quarterfinals was last in his heat, behind three Australians - Bede Durbidge (11.40), Tom Whitaker (11.10) and Perth Standlick (9.20).
Florence, the defending Triple Crown champion, finished as the overall runner-up to Zietz, who earned $40,000 for the first major victory of his career.
"Coming into Hawaii I was definitely feeling confident, feeling really confident in my boards," Zietz said.
The holding period for the next Triple Crown event -the Vans World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach -begins today.