Gabriel Medina: one of the biggest airs of his career | Photo: Poullenot/WSL

The remaining eight surfers are ready to battle for the 2015 Quiksilver Pro France title, as competition lands in the quarterfinals.

Gabriel Medina managed to steal the first Perfect 10 ride of the event with an incredible aerial rotation. In his Round 4 heat, the Brazilian posted a total two-wave score of 19.83 points. Medina will meet John John Florence in the quarterfinals.

"It felt like I was free surfing, surf against Wilko and Owen we’ve been doing this for a long time as we always stay in the same house as a team. It was sick; I had a lot of fun. This might have been the biggest air I’ve ever done," said Medina.

Julian Wilson is on a roll. The Australian is looking determined to improve his track record and has confirmed his spot in the quarterfinals against Italo Ferreira.

"The medium ones are definitely the best, but even on those big sets if you know it’s going to reform with a big section in the inside, you can roll the dice under priority, there were lots of opportunities out there," added Wilson.

Adriano De Souza had a tough Round 4 heat against Jeremy Flores and John John Florence. However, his commitment in the glassy ramps proved to be lethal and efficient.

"I was watching conditions since the first heat of the day, and I realized our heat was going to be pumping. I watched John John’s last heat; he smashed it, and Jeremy grew up here and knows everything about it so I really had to do everything I could. I’m happy to make this heat and am looking forward to finals day," concluded De Souza.

2015 Quiksilver Pro France | Quarterfinal Matchups

Julian Wilson (AUS) vs. Italo Ferreira (BRA)
Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Bede Durbidge (AUS)
Adriano De Souza (BRA) vs. Owen Wright (AUS)
Gabriel Medina (BRA) vs. John John Florence (HAW)