North vs. south

Americans and Brazilians run the table in Rd 2 of the Nike 6.0 Lowers Pro

Updated: May 9, 2011, 4:05 PM ET
By Jake Howard | ESPN Action Sports

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In a conversation in the water at Uppers last week one local guy asked another local guy, "What are the two most common languages spoke out here?"

"Easy, English and Portuguese," was the reply.

And true to form, every surfer that advanced out of Round 2 of the Nike 6.0 Lowers Pro today was either American or Brazilian by birth.

Under a breathless, blue bird sky, competitors enjoyed small, but contestable ...

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