Mick Fanning: strong and powerful

Australian surfers are dominating the mid-rounds of the 2013 Breaka Burleigh Pro, at Burleigh Heads, as competition enters the final stage.

Mick Fanning took a dramatic, last-minute victory after posting an 8.6 and a 5.83 in the final stages of the heat, besting Adam Melling, Matt Banting and Caio Ibelli.

"That was a tough way to get through. I just could not find the right wave for the entire first part of the heat and then finally in the last minute I found one - it’s a pressure situation but that’s good for me mentally", said a relieved Mick Fanning.

Bede Durbidge, Ricardo Christie, Mitch Crews, Owen Wright, Brent Dorrington, Thomas Woods and Alejo Muniz have also won their Round 5 heats and are through to the quarterfinals.

Sally Fitzgibbons posted the highest combined two-wave total of the Breaka Burleigh Pro to date to impressively win her Round Of 12 heat and advance to quarter finals.

"It's a really nice way to start the morning. I had a few waves in a warm up session early so I was pretty confident that we would get plenty of opportunity for high scoring waves", says Fitzgibbons.

"In the off season I did try to think of ways to work on progressive manoeuvres, and we did play around in a wave pool and a bunch of different locations that would provide the suitable sections", she adds.

Brad Spencer, Annissa Flynn, and Daniel Tarapchak have taken out the 2018 World Flowboarding Championships, in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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