The two most informed surfers met in the final of the Rip Curl Pro Portugal as Felipe Toledo met Italo Ferreira in an all Brazillian final. The waves on the final day were far from epic but the performances in the final were stellar to say the least. Some of the best airs ever witnessed in competitive surfing came from both Felipe and Italo. In the end Felipe edged the rookie for his 3rd WSL victory in 2015.
This was a controversial heat as many people believed that Fanning’s scores should have been higher. Nonetheless both surfers ripped and Frederico has beaten Several tops guys in this event. Long live the wild cards!
2015 Quiksilver Pro France
Upcoming Round 1 Heats:
Heat 1: Kelly Slater, Jadson Andre, Brett Simpson
Heat 2: Julian Wilson, Miguel Pupo, Aritz Aranburu
Heat 3: Owen Wright, Sebastian Zietz, Dane Reynolds
Heat 4: Filipe Toledo, Adam Melling, Tomas Hermes
Heat 5: Adriano De Souza, Keanu Asing, Caio Ibelli
Heat 6: Mick Fanning, Michel Bourez, Maxime Huscenot
Heat 7: Gabriel Medina, Matt Wilkinson, Dusty Payne
Heat 8: Jeremy Flores, John John Florence, Alejo Muniz
Heat 9: Italo Ferreira, Adrian Buchan, Ricardo Christie
Heat 10: Nat Young, Bede Durbidge, Glenn Hall
Heat 11: Josh Kerr, Kai Otton, Kolohe Andino
Heat 12: Wiggly Dantas, Joel Parkinson, CJ Hobgood
Read more at http://www.surfermag.com/blogs/france-heat-draw-2/#z8KJ88CCDLI4pU7c.99
There wasn’t really any surprises in the quarter finals. The higher seeds picked the right waves and were rewarded with bigger scores.
Heat 1 Felipe Toldeo put on a display of past crisp surfing and defeated Joel Parkinson 16.66 to 8.90. After a restart, Felipe got busy and never looked back.
Heat 2 was similar as Adriano Desouza picked the right waves and beat Wiggoly Dantas 12.67 to 8.83.
Heat 3 saw Mick Fanning pick off the good set waves and beat Adrian Buchan 15.13 to 7.50.
Heat 4 had a little more controversy as an interference was called against Nat Young, when he accidentally grabbed Gabriel Medina’s leash. So one of Nat’s waves was only scored at 50%, making a victory nearly impossible. Medina beat Young 11.34 to 9.44.