Repechage action dominated proceedings on the fourth day of the World Surfing Games in El Salvador.
Twenty-seven men’s and 24 women’s repechage heats took place across La Bocana and El Sunzal, a location dubbed Surf City.
In the second round 18 men’s heats took place with the highest scorer Ryan Callinan of Australia with 15.34 points.
Surfers from Peru, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Germany, Ecuador, Argentina, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Germany, Uruguay, Australia and Italy also won at the second round heat stage.
Nine men’s third round repechage heats also took place later in the day with the highest score coming courtesy of Australia’s Owen Wright in the last heat of the round - 16.17 points.
Surfers from Morocco, Peru, Argentina, the Philippines, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico and Italy also won at this stage.
In total, there are 12 rounds of men’s repechage with places in the final up for grabs by this route.
In the second round of the women’s repechage 16 heats took place with the highest scorer Japan’s Shino Matsuda with 17.07 points.
Surfers from France, Italy, Israel, Britain, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Spain, Barbados, Mexico and Costa Rica also won at the second round heat stage.
In the third round of the women’s repechage the highest score came in the first of the heats at this stage, thanks to Cannelle Bulard of France with 12.97 points.
Surfers from Italy, Japan, Canada, Germany, Spain and Barbados were also victorious at this stage.
There are 10 rounds of women’s repechage in total with places in the final also available by this route.
The repechage rounds are for surfers who lose in the main round, giving them a second chance to reach the final, albeit by a longer and more challenging route.
Seven women’s quota places and five men’s quota places are available at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, where the sport is set to make its debut, through the World Surfing Games, which is scheduled to conclude on Sunday (June 6).
A photo gallery from the fourth day of action is available here