Longtime Santa Cruz resident Matt Myers — you may know him better as a Michael Jackson impersonator — was eliminated in the Round of 128 in the Vans Pier Classic at the Huntington Beach Pier on Wednesday.

Myers, who now lives in Southern California, scored 10.86 in the Round of 144 of the Association of Surfing Professionals-sanctioned 4-star event to advance with heat winner Jason Harris [11.16]. Myers was only able to grab hold of 6.24 points for his top two waves in the Round of 128 and finished last. Robert Patterson won that heat with 11.27 points.

The competition, which is run in conjunction with a pro junior 4-star contest, is scheduled to run through the weekend.

— Christina Gullickson, on Twitter at CGullTweets