The mini-comp was a new and different format for the SLSA. In a "sudden death" style set-up, each heat was limited to two surfers with one wave each. There was one judge who decided which surfer best deserved to advance to the next round. And to keep things really interesting, surfers did not know what board they would be competing on until the start of their heat.
The results of the competition are below with the * indicating who advanced to the next round.