World Surf League: Jeremy Flores, Carissa Moore Win Quiksilver Pro & Roxy Pro France
- WSL Championship Tour moved to Europe Round after Freshwater Pro in Lemoore, California.
Quiksilver Pro France and Roxy Pro France took place in Hossegor, France between October 3rd and 13th.
Jeremy Flores (FRA) won Quiksilver Pro France beating Italo Ferreira (BRA) in the Final. He showed 9.67 points and 9.00 points with deep tube ridings in Semifinal and Final, respectively.
Jeremy Flores made history as first French surfer to win in Hossegor. “I really want to thank all the fans here on the beach,” said Jeremy Flores. “You have always been there supporting me, all those years, through the highs and lows, and I honestly could never have done this without you. I’m dedicating this win to Pierre Agnes, without whom I would never be who I am today.”
“Congrats to all the finalists today,” he continued. “And especially the girls, you guys stepped it up at La Graviere and that was amazing to watch. I honestly thought the day I win this event I’d retire straight after because that’s the one event I have dreamt of winning. But this feels a little early and I’ll be back next year to try and win another one!”
This event, in addition to Jeremy Flores, French surfers like Marc Lacomare (FRA) and Michel Bourez (FRA) advanced to Round 4, in spite of top 10 surfers eliminating in early Rounds.
Meanwhile Roxy Pro France, 3-time World Champion Carissa Moore (HAW) claimed her second victory of 2019, defeating Caroline Marks (USA) in the Final.
She made success front side and backhand two tube ridings, and earned 9.00 and 8.60 points.
“It’s been a pretty special year so far,” said Carissa Moore. “I feel like I’m learning so much, every step of the way, at every event and every year. This was definitely a special event, being able to share it with my husband and Mitch Ross, I have an incredible team of people behind me, my family and friends, my sponsors and the fans who were incredible.”
“It was so cool I’ve actually never spent much time surfing La Graviere,” she continued. “I didn’t have any expectations and when I got those two barrels I was elated and to share it with the crowds that were just a few feet away from me was special.”
Roxy Pro France Final Results:
F 1: Carissa Moore (HAW) 17.60 def. Caroline Marks (USA) 7.00
Roxy Pro France Semifinal Results:
SF 1: Carissa Moore (HAW) 9.83 def. Lakey Peterson (USA) 3.66
SF 2: Caroline Marks (USA) 12.887 def. Johanne Defay (FRA) 7.06
Quiksilver Pro France Final Results:
F 1: Jeremy Flores (FRA) 15.00 def. Italo Ferreira (BRA) 8.23
Quiksilver Pro France Semifinal Results:
SF 1: Jeremy Flores (FRA) 16.33 def. Jack Freestone (AUS) 4.73
SF 2: Italo Ferreira (BRA) 11.60 def. Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA) 10.83
Quiksilver Pro France Quarterfinal Results:
QF 1: Jeremy Flores (FRA) 14.40 def. Ryan Callinan (AUS) 13.17
QF 2: Jack Freestone (AUS) 13.00 def. Marc Lacomare (FRA) 12.84
QF 3: Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA) 13.30 def. Adrian Buchan (AUS) 13.00
QF 4: Italo Ferreira (BRA) 13.93 def. Kolohe Andino (USA) 11.36
- source : World Surf League