MANLY, AUSTRALIA - FEB. 16: Nat Young of the United States competes in the Round of 96 during the 2012 Australian Surfing Open. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

It came down to a fraction of a point. Santa Cruz’s Nat Young was eliminated from the Australian Open of Surfing in the Round of 24 after scoring a combined two-wave total of 13.03 points at Manly Beach in Sydney on Friday.

Young, who earlier in the smoke- and alcohol-free contest scored a perfect 10-point wave, was edged out by fellow American Evan Geiselman, who scored 13.87 points, and Brazil’s Alex Ribeiro, who scored 13.64 points. Young’s top scoring waves were a 7.83 and a 5.20.

Young earlier advanced from the Round of 48, where he earned 12.33 points. Australian Shaun Cansdell won that heat with 12.37 points.

Geiselman continued on to the final, where he lost to champion Matt Banting of Australia 16.83-15.53.

–Christina Gullickson, CGullTweets on Twitter.