Surfing - Big guns enjoy improved Rio conditions

Jeremy Flores was the pick of the bunch as better weather helped the top seeds into the last 16 of the Quicksilver Saquarema Prime in Rio de Janeiro.

Surfing - Big guns enjoy improved Rio conditions

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Jeremy Flores of France in Rio (ASP)

France’s Flores managed a combined total of 18.30/20 as 4-6 foot waves and light winds made for a better spectacle than the extreme conditions of previous rounds.

Defending champion Matt Wilkinson also progressed, as did Brett Simpson and local hope Jadson Andre.

“The conditions have completely changed since yesterday,” said Flores.

“I’m happy to be doing well in the last couple of contests and I feel confident for the next heats.”


Heat 1: Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 12.57, Raoni Monteiro (BRA) 9.43, Bernardo Miranda (BRA) 1.40

Heat 2: Jadson Andre (BRA) 16.56, Stu Kennedy (AUS) 15.46, Perth Standlick (AUS) 7.90

Heat 3: Brett Simpson (USA) 16.87, Kolohe Andino (USA) 13.77, Heath Joske (AUS) 10.90

Heat 4: Mitchel Coleborn (AUS) 15.27, Tanner Gudauskas (USA) 13.26, Dion Atkinson (AUS) 9.10

Heat 5: Simao Romao (BRA) 14.93, Gabriel Villaran (PER) 9.53, Gabriel Medina (BRA) 9.10

Heat 6: Kiron Jabour (HAW) 14.20, Glenn Hall (IRL) 12.40, Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 11.07

Heat 7: Jeremy Flores (FRA) 18.30, Joan Duru (FRA) 14.00, Dale Staples (ZAF) 11.37

Heat 8: Aritz Aranburu (EUK) 14.76, Damien Hobgood (USA) 11.27, Marc Lacomare (FRA) 10.80


Heat 5: Sebastian Zietz (HAW) vs. Gabriel Villaran (PER)

Heat 6: Gabriel Medina (BRA) vs. Glenn Hall (IRL)

Heat 7: Joan Duru (FRA) vs. Marc Lacomare (FRA)

Heat 8: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Dale Staples (ZAF)

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