|In a crucial heat for the 2019 women’s World Title race, rankings leader Moore took on World No. 2 Lakey Peterson (USA) in Semifinal 1 earlier this afternoon. Their heat was the last one surfed on the outside walls of La Nord and Moore’s power turns and brilliant carving game did the job while Peterson couldn’t really find any high scoring potential waves, eventually placing equal 3rd.
Event favorite Johanne Defay (FRA) was forced out right before the Final in the second Semi, unable to replicate the deep tubes she found at La Graviere earlier this week. Marks got the better turns in the critical sections to eliminate the Reunion Island surfer in Equal 3rd.
In the men’s Semis, local hero Flores put on an absolute clinic in the first Semi and gave Jack Freestone (AUS) no room to breathe as he threaded the deep tubes to post an incredible 16.33 total. The Australian did post his season-best result with Equal 3rd in France.
In the second Semi, Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA) got his incredible return from injury campaign stopped by Ferreira. The Italian reached the Semis for the first time in his young career and will carry huge confidence into the remaining events of 2019.
The day’s biggest upset was the current Jeep Yellow Jersey Gabriel Medina (BRA)’s elimination in the Round of 16 this morning, the Brasilian’s worst-ever result in France, an event he’s won three times and made the Final five times. The Brasilian still retains the rankings lead heading into Portugal and Hawaii, two events he has won in the past as well.
2019 Men’s Championship Tour Jeep Leaderboard Following Quiksilver Pro France:
- Gabriel Medina (BRA) – 48,015
- Filipe Toledo (BRA) – 45,730
- Jordy Smith (ZAF) – 43,515
- Italo Ferreira (BRA) – 42,400
- Kolohe Andino (USA) – 41,250
2019 Women’s Championship Tour Jeep Leaderboard Following Roxy Pro France:
- Carissa Moore (HAW) – 57,260
- Lakey Peterson (USA) – 49,935
- Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) – 46,815
- Caroline Marks (USA) – 46,020
- Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) – 40,855
The next stop on the 2019 CT is the MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal, which holds a competitive window from October 16 – 28, 2019 and will for the first time ever feature both men and women.
The event will be broadcast LIVE on WorldSurfLeague.com, the WSL’s Facebook page, and the WSL app. Also, check local listings for coverage from the WSL’s broadcast partners.
Roxy Pro France Final Results:
1 – Carissa Moore (HAW) 17.60
2 – 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:
1 – Jeremy Flores (FRA) 15.00
2 – 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
Quiksilver Pro France Round of 16 (Round 4) Match-Ups:
HEAT 1: Jeremy Flores (FRA) 15.50 def. Jordy Smith (ZAF) 6.67
HEAT 2: Ryan Callinan (AUS) 14.17 def. Ezekiel Lau (HAW) 12.83
HEAT 3: Marc Lacomare (FRA) 8.87 def. Wade Carmichael (AUS) 8.63
HEAT 4: Jack Freestone (AUS) 12.33 def. Julian Wilson (AUS) 10.33
HEAT 5: Adrian Buchan (AUS) 10.00 def. Gabriel Medina (BRA) 9.50
HEAT 6: Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA) 11.77 def. Seth Moniz (HAW) 8.83
HEAT 7: Kolohe Andino (USA) 10.33 def. Yago Dora (BRA) 6.00
HEAT 8: Italo Ferreira (BRA) 13.84 def. Michel Bourez (FRA) 8.06
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