Newport Beach's Richie Collins and San Clemente's Dino Andino advanced to the third round of the Miyazaki Pro surfing championships Thursday at Miyazaki, Japan.
Collins defeated Josh Palmateer, 20-12, in a second-round heat; Andino beat Australia's Bryce Ellis, 22.83-18.83. Seal Beach native Marty Thomas lost to Hawaii's Derek Ho, 19.66-7.67, and former world champion Tom Curren of Santa Barbara was upset by Hans Hedemann, 15-8.17.
Huntington Beach's Kelly Slater, the tour points leader, received a second-round bye and will compete in today's third round.
In the women's division, Laguna Beach's Alisa Schwarzstein and former Huntington Beach resident Lisa Andersen won their first-round heats and will meet in today's quarterfinals.