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Worth seeing again in its entirety, heat of of the comp. Jordy, Owen and Jadson head-to-head with no reason not to go big, failure only meant you should have pushed it harder and you have to surf again in round 5. Summing up this battle was the comment that this heat was "between three guys who will be surfing against each other a lot in the years in to come." The 'newest school' switched off Modern Collective and took to the air. Owen had a touch of fever (maybe from eating green eggs... not advisable) so couldn't quite hang with Jordy Smith and Jadson Andre; both went to town, bought everything, and then burned it at the alter of progression. The crowd loved it.© 2014 Ripcurl
Some other surfing went down today and whilst everyone was still mulling over yesterday's action Kelly got busy in his heat relegating Damien Hobgood and Chris Davidson to round 5's do or die. "This round definitely allows you to relax and loosen up a bit for sure," Slater said. "Of course, winning today takes the pressure off a little bit and let's you bypass a round on the last day." Battle royal has been averted with Kelly and Jordy both being kept apart in the quarters. Expect to see some fur flying when they do meet.© 2014 ASP/Kirstin
Jeremy Flores continued his run of form, sliding into the quarters with a dominant display. Suddenly he looks like a contender again. Letting it all out and Tahitian air is good for him it would seem. Europe's hopes lie with him and the adopted Portugeeza Jadson. "It's all good," Flores said. "As long as I win heats, I'm stoked. I haven't had the best waves in the last few heats but today was pretty fun. The last few years, I've been trying add airs and fin throws to my repertoire and it hasn't been working. I've moved back to what I do best and it's been working really well for me. I'm stoked to be in the quarters and hope I can keep going."© 2014 ASP/
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