The Uluwata Champions Tour event in Bali dished out a double Semi Final blow for the Aussies, with both Steph Gilmore and reigning World Champion Tyler Wright crashing out.
Gilmore struggled in the first semi, her two waves of 0.57 and 1.93 nowhere near enough to challenge Brazilian Tatiana Weston-Webb who progressed through to the finals with a total of 14.50.
Needing a SF win to regain first position in the Jeep leaderboard, Gilmore was unable to grab a decent wave.
The second semi saw Wright load up against French woman Johanne Defay.
Wright recorded a sweet 7.23 on her first wave and managed a 6.50 to put her in the lead until Defay's last wave of 7.77 pipped Wright at the post. The winning margin just 0.04.
Defay then went on to win the event.
The results leave a tight race at the top of the leaderboard. Lakey Peterson sits on top with 35,630 and Gilmore just 55 points behind on 35,575.