Cascais Billabong Pro 2014 hits the Quarterfinals

October 10, 2014 | Surfing
Jadson Andre: fired up in Guincho | Photo: ASP/Masurel

The quarterfinalists of the Cascais Billabong Pro 2014 have been decided in three-to-five foot waves, at Guincho, Portugal.

It's all at stake. The Portuguese Wave Series, a Prime event, cash, and crucial points for the World Surf League qualifying race.

Julian Wilson is rapidly improving his performances and managed to win his Round 5 heat against Nat Young, with solid backhand surf.

"I wanted to come out of the gate with something that would have an impact on the heat, and I pulled it off. That was the first heat where I've had any sort of a lead in the first half of the heat, so it was great to get a good start," said Wilson.

Jeremy Flores is desperately chasing big results to keep catching waves in the elite league. As a result, season sensation Carlos Munoz fell at the hands of the rider from the Reunion Island.

"Carlos is a hard man to beat; he rips. So that was a good heat for me. I am super stoked, I think this is the best result I've had all year," expressed Flores.

Michel Bourez eliminated Vincent Duvignac and advances to the quarterfinals with a very clear strategy: to stay away from the French, get two good scores, and then paddle towards him and try to block him.

"I've got no game plan for tomorrow's heat yet, I will have to wait and see what the conditions will be like. In surfing, and especially here in Europe the tide is changing so much, so it doesn't matter if you are from here or not," concludes Bourez.

Cascais Billabong Pro 2014 | Quarterfinals Matchups

Wigolly Dantas (BRA) vs. Italo Ferreira (BRA)
Jadson Andre (BRA) vs. Jordy Smith (ZAF)
Stu Kennedy (AUS) vs. Jeremy Flores (FRA)
Julian Wilson (AUS) vs. Michel Bourez (PYF)

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