Gilmore, Wright on a roll at Bali Pro

Mikey Wright is the lone Australian male left in contention while Stephanie Gilmore is well placed to extend her World Surf League lead in Bali.

Gilmore's two-wave score of 11.40 gave her victory over Silvana Lima (9.54) and Keely Andrew (8.50) in their third-round heat on Friday at the Keramas break.

Fellow Australians Sally Fitzgibbons and Tyler Wright also won their three-woman contests to progress to the quarters, with Fitzgibbons' 15.93 - which included a stunning 9.93 barrel ride - the highest total of the morning.

Chasing a seventh world crown, Gilmore already has two wins from three completed events this season, giving her a solid lead over American and fellow quarter-finalist Lakey Peterson. All three will line up in separate heats on Saturday.

Meanwhile, wildcard Wright will fly the Australian flag in the men's quarter-finals after he snatched victory thanks to a 8.20-point ride from his last wave.

The 21-year-old banked a 15.80-point total to pip in-form Griffin Colapinto for top spot, end countryman Adrian Buchan's campaign and join sister Tyler in their respective quarter-finals.

Tahitian Michel Bourez looms large though after he scored a 9.93 ride to claim wave-of-the-day honours.

Conditions permitting, Wright will meet Brazil's Willian Cardoso in Saturday's quarter-finals in what has become a wide-open field with the exits of Queensland's series leader Julian Wilson and defending world champion John John Florence.