The 2nd round of this year's Quiksilver Pro on the Gold Coast got under way today. It is at Snapper Rocks again, it's home for the last few years. It was dull and raining intermittently for most of the day but I did get some bright sunny periods , I think it makes a huge difference to the images to get that sparkle and vibrance in the waves. These were the guys who lost out in Round 1, including current World Champion and local, Mick Fanning. He didn't disappoint at his second attempt and will now join the likes of Kelly Slater and Joel Parkinson in the 3rd Round.

Mick Fanning

It was a day for rain covers both for the lens and camera, but also for the photographers. Although the showers didn't last long, they were quite heavy. Camera gear does not like getting wet!