Jeremy Flores : Photo ASP Robertson/Covered Images
ASP Men's WCT Event #1
Coolangatta, Qld Australia
23 February - 5 March 2008
Flores Defeats Thompson in Round 3 of Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 3 March, 2008 : - - Coolangatta - - Jeremy Flores (FRA), 19, who resides in New Caledonia, surfed his way through to Round 4 of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast pres. by LG this morning. After Miky Picons (FRA) elimination in Round 3 Sunday, Flores is Europes last representative in the Quiksilver Pro.
Flores, who faced Jay Thompson (AUS) in the first heat of the day, showed solid skills and tactics to eliminate local powersurfer Thompson in the clean 2 to 3 ft (0.7 to 1 meter) waves at Snapper Rocks. The 2007 ASP Rookie of the Year led Heat 11 all the way through to the end, and scored a 12.83 heat tally (out of possible 20) to secure his spot in Round 4.
I surfed a lot of waves and I wanted to feel good on this new board after breaking my two favorite ones last week, Flores said. It wasnt an intense heat but I am really happy to make it though.
The other European surfers have lost already but they all woke-up early this morning to support me in this heat, Flores said. A lot of French people are on the beach to watch my heats, my father and my personal trainer are here as well and it is very important for my confidence and focus.
Jay Thompson, 25, 2008 ASP World Tour rookie from Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, had the crowds support during the 35-minute man-on-man battle but could not counter the Frenchmans assault, catching one average wave only for a low 5.50 total.
Jeremy Flores is through to Round 4 of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast, which is on hold for the moment. Fresh news coming up on the last European surfer still surfing in the first event of the 2008 ASP World Tour.
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