TEAM Australia, featuring Gerroa's Sally Fitzgibbons and Culburra Beach's Owen Wright, sits in a solid position after day four of the 2019 ISA World Surfing Games, after the women's draw wrapped up in solid conditions on Tuesday.
Australia current sits in fourth position on the leaderboard heading into day five at Miyazaki, Japan.
Fitzgibbons was the last of the Aussie girls in the event after winning through to repechage 10 before being eliminated in a stacked heat that included Carissa Moore (US), Bianca Buitendag (South Africa) and Tatiana Weston-Webb (Brazil).
Teammates Stephanie Gilmore and Nikki Van Dijk surfed through until repechage eight and nine before being eliminated.
Gilmore posted a massive 18.2 point heat total in repechage 8 before finishing third in repechage nine behind Fitzgibbons and Moore.
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The Australian men hit the water after lunch for round one of the main draw, Julian Wilson and Ryan Callinan both getting off to perfect starts by winning heats one and five respectively.
Wilson warmed the tyres with a couple of big air attempts after first locking in two solid scores to lead comfortably for the majority of the heat.
Callinan made a fast start to his heat, laying down a pair of six-point rides in the first five minutes, the first a long walling right-hander he was able to get some solid rail work done on and the second a steeper left-hander that allowed for a big carve and a second fin releasing turn to finish off.
Current world number eight Owen Wright surfs his first-round heat on Wednesday morning.