|Men’s Quarterfinalists Decided at Snapper Rocks
Michael Rodrigues (BRA) posted another excellent heat total of 16.93 (out of a possible 20) today, booking a spot in the Quarterfinals. Rodrigues looks to be the man to beat as his lightning-fast rail game on the long walls of Snapper Rocks continues to impress.
Heat 6 of the Round of 16 saw two French surfers, Jorgann Couzinet (FRA) and Timothe Bisso (FRA) go head-to-head. Both competitors have been standouts throughout the event. The two have contrasting styles, Couzinet known for his smooth frontside and Bisso his powerful backhand surfing. It was a slow heat for waves, but Couzinet was able to get in rhythm with the sets and find an excellent 8.07 (out of a possible 10) which was enough for the heat win.
“I feel like I got lucky in that heat,” Couzinet said. “I had the priority when the good waves came which helped a lot. It was stressful at the end as he only needed a mid-range score which he could easily get as he is such a good surfer.”
Former CT competitors Jadson Andre (BRA) and Imaikalani DeVault (HAW) have also found themselves spots in the Quarterfinals after taking narrow wins in the Round of 16. Andre will now face Jett Schilling (USA) while DeVault has matched up with Jacob Willcox (AUS) whose backside attack was a highlight of Day 4.
The next call for competition to recommence will be tomorrow, Saturday, May 13, at 7:45 a.m. AEST for a possible 8:05 a.m. start.
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