Tahiti celebrate Ariihoe Tefaafana's heat victory today ©ISA

Ariihoe Tefaafana of Tahiti was the standout performer in the second round of the men's competition at the International Surfing Association (ISA) World Surfing Games in Biarritz today.

Tefaafans, currently ranked 161 in the World Surf League qualifying series, reached the third round after winning heat 72 with ease at La Grande Plage.

The Tahitian posted a score of 16.13 to finish in first place while his compatriot Luciani Heremoana finished second on 10.54.

Elivelton Santos of Brazil was equally as impressive.

He won heat 66 after being awarded a score of 16.10 to finish over eight points clear of his nearest rival.

Sweden's Timothy Latte took second place on 7.94.

Angelo Bonomelli made it through to round three ©ISA
Angelo Bonomelli made it through to round three ©ISA

Canada's Noah Cohen also secured his place in round three with victory in heat 75.

Shadi Lahrioui of Morocco was forced to settle for second as Cohen proved too strong, winning with a score of 13.53.

Lahrioui fell short on 10.26.

Angelo Bonomelli of Italy edged Portugal's Guilherme Fonseca in the first second round heat of the day.

Bonomelli finished top of the leaderboard after scoring 15.06 while Fonseca was forced to settle for second place 14.53.

Action is due to to continue tomorrow with further round two action, when France's Jeremy Flores, the 2009 champion, and reigning gold medallist Leandro Usuna of Argentina are set to compete.