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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The world's elite surfers arrived in Rio de Janeiro state this week for the start of the World Surf League's (WSL) 2017 Rio Pro at Saquarema's Itaúna Beach, about 100 kilometers north of the capital city.

Round Two action on Wednesday, May 10th, was highlighted by an all-Brazil showdown between two of the world's best, as former world champion, Brazilian Gabriel Medina defeated fellow countrymen Jesse Mendes.

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