Having won his first round heat against Owen Wright in Portugal, he’ll now take on Gabriel Medina… who’s locked in a three-way tussle for the crown with fellow Brazillian Felipe Toledo and Australia’s Julian Wilson.
“Yeah it’s awesome. I came here for two weeks and i’ve been here for over a month now.” Callinan said.
“It looks like i’m going to be staying a little longer. It’s been an amazing trip, it’s really overwhelming but really cool.”
All three world title contenders survived their opening heats overnight.