- 03 October 2013 | Surfing
La Graviere pumped 4-6 foot waves to close Round 3 of action at the Quiksilver Pro France 2013.
Filipe Toledo displayed his versatility opening his wave-count with a deep stand-up barrel rewarded by an excellent 8.50, before launching into a massive alley-oop perfectly executed to net the day's highest wave score of 9.97 out of 10.
"I'm super stoked to make that heat, especially with that air and that barrel. The Brazilian crew is great, we're all stoked and have that positive vibe so it's great to be here in France in warm weather and good waves", says Toledo.
Gabriel Medina, former winner of the Quiksilver Pro France, was in a sizzling form, adjusting perfectly to the changing lineup on the outgoing tide late in the afternoon.
"It looks like home, I'm so stoked to make it through. France is definitely a special place for me, I had some great results here in the past and I love to come here it's been fun", says Medina.
Hawaiian phenomenon John John Florence displayed his usual ease in the technical fast-breaking barrels of La Graviere to post a solid heat total of 15.67 out of 20 and advance into the fourth round of competition ahead of fellow Hawaiian Sebastien Zietz.
"I'm stoked, especially how hard it is out there, there are a lot of close-outs. Hawaiians we're all here together, so it's a bummer when we come up against against each other, but I'm stoked to make it through Sebastian is kind of a scary surfer", says Florence.
Quiksilver Pro France 2013 Round 3 Results:
Taj Burrow (AUS) 13.50 def. Alejo Muniz (BRA) 7.17
Kai Otton (AUS) 7.40 def. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 4.10
Joel Parkinson (AUS) 15.16 def. Patrick Gudauskas (USA) 8.83
Michel Bourez (PYF) 16.73 def. Kolohe Andino (USA) 9.50
John John Florence (HAW) 15.67 def. Sebastien Zietz (HAW) 10.20
Mick Fanning (AUS) 13.34 def. Ramzi Boukhiam (MAR) 10.67
Kelly Slater (USA) 11.50 def. Aritz Aranburu (EUK) 9.37
Filipe Toledo (BRA) 18.47 def. Jeremy Flores (FRA) 2.67
Brett Simpson (USA) 13.77 def. Adriano De Souza (BRA) 12.16
Julian Wilson (AUS) 15.26 def. Miguel Pupo (BRA) 14.30
Gabriel Medina (BRA) 17.87 def. Adrian Buchan (AUS) 16.40
Jordy Smith (ZAF) 15.17 def. Kieren Perrow (AUS) 11.40