Hareb struggles on

Last updated 16:29 04/03/2014

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Top Taranaki surfer Paige Hareb advanced to the fourth round of the season-opening world tour contest in Queensland today.

Hareb had a difficult time in her third round heat of the Roxy Pro surfed at Snapper Rocks.

She was lucky it was a non-elimination round as she quickly fell behind Australian Steph Gilmore and American Courtney Conlogue on the scoreboard in their 30-minute battle.

Gilmore, the five-time world champion, eventually won, mixing some tube-riding with big moves, to score 16.34 (out of 20) for her best two waves. That put Gilmore straight into the quarterfinals.

Conlogue (14.84) and Hareb (5.83) will have to surf the fourth round for a second shot at the quarters.

Hareb is guaranteed a ninth placing and US$9500 but will want to push deeper into the competition.

She will need to rediscover the rhythm she had earlier in the contest because today she struggled to get anything going in terms of wave selection and subsequent opportunities to show her style.

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