Hall eliminates Florence at Lowers Trestles

September 11, 2015 | Surfing
Filipe Toledo: air gamer | Photo: Kirstin/WSL

The 2015 Hurley Pro entered Round 2, at Lower Trestles. And there's a surprise down the line.

Glenn Hall eliminated John John Florence. The Irish-Australian found a 7.47 wave and left the Hawaiian chasing 7.15 with only a few minutes on the clock. Florence gets his worst result of the season.

"It was a really slow heat, which played in my favor. I'm pleased to get through and look forward to unleashing in the upcoming Rounds," said Hall.

The Brazilians did good, too. Filipe Toledo had to step up his game to send Ian Crane home. An outstanding aerial would be the key to Round 3.

"Ian opened up really strong, so there was definitely some pressure. Winning on the last wave is definitely the Brazilian style, and that's how I like it. I keep believing until I hear the horn and never give up," explained Toledo.

Gabriel Medina survived his clash against his fellow countryman Tomas Hermes. The world champion put his opponent in a combination situation and took a relatively easy win.

"Trestles is such a fun wave I have to work to control myself. The support I get here is great, plus having my family on site. So I'm feeling fantastic," concluded Medina.

Hurley Pro 2015 | Round 2 Results

Filipe Toledo (BRA) 16.50 def. Ian Crane (USA) 16.43
Josh Kerr (AUS) 13.50 def. Hiroto Ohhara (JPN) 12.77
Gabriel Medina (BRA) 17.50 def. Tomas Hermes (BRA) 9.60
Nat Young (USA) 16.60 def. Aritz Aranburu (ESP) 13.66
Wiggolly Dantas (BRA) 16.73 def. Brett Simpson (USA) 12.60
Bede Durbidge (AUS) 13.27 def. Dusty Payne (HAW) 10.00
Glenn Hall (IRL) 13.64 def. John John Florence (HAW) 9.90
Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 15.60 def. Ricardo Christie (NZL) 14.83
Joel Parkinson (AUS) 18.74 def. C.J. Hobgood (USA) 13.73
Miguel Pupo (BRA) 17.20 def. Jadson Andre (BRA) 14.43

Hurley Pro 2015 | Round 2 Match-Ups

Sebastian Zietz (HAW) vs. Michel Bourez (PYF)
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