Six Mauians still in World Cup

All four Maui surfers competing in the second round of the Vans World Cup on Friday advanced, joining the island’s two entrants who received byes to the round of 64 in the second event of the Triple Crown.

Haiku’s Ian Walsh won a second consecutive heat at Sunset Beach on Oahu’s North Shore, while Paia’s Ian Gentil and Hana’s Olamana Eleogram and Hank Gaskell moved on with second-place finishes.

Granger Larsen and Dusty Payne of Lahaina received byes into the third round. Larsen and Walsh are grouped together in the first heat of the round, which will take place today if conditions permit.