Three Americans are set to compete in the first-ever Olympic surfing quarterfinals.
Kolohe Andino, Caroline Marks and Carissa Moore all won their respectively heats in Round 3 of the men's and women's competition in Tokyo on Monday — though Andino had to eliminate U.S. teammate John John Florence in a head-to-head matchup in the process.
Andino got out to an early lead and controlled most of heat two, but Florence put up a late push in the last couple minutes to keep things close. Andino's two highest-scoring waves totaled him a 14.83 while Florence earned an 11.60.
Next up for Andino is Japan's Kanoa Igarashi.
Florence, a two-time world champion who's said to be the most marketable surfer in the world, rushed a comeback from tearing his ACL to make the Olympic team. While Andino had advanced straight to Round 3, Florence had to compete in Round 2 in order to advance.
Marks defeated Japan's Mahina Maeda with a sky-high score of 15.33, the biggest score of the round on the women's side. She'll now face Costa Rican surfer Brisa Hennessy in the quarterfinals.