Mayhem rules the Margaret River Pro 2015

April 17, 2015 | Surfing
John John Florence: does he look scared? | Photo: Cestari/WSL

Kelly Slater scored a Perfect 10, and Jay Davies eliminated Mick Fanning. The Drug Aware Margaret River Pro 2015 couldn't be crazier.

Local wildcard Jay Davies is living the best days of his professional career. After eliminating Gabriel Medina, the fearless Australian sent the ratings leader Mick Fanning home with a 16.83 two-wave heat total in Round 3.

"That was just so fun, every bit of it. On that wave I just really had to forget about all the other heats I've surfed out here where I've pulled back and put my head down. It was the steepest take-off and I just wanted to give it everything I had. I thought I was going to come off but luckily I didn't," said Davies.

"It's exciting to compete here in my hometown and in front of all my friends and family, which makes it so much sweeter. Surfing against Mick just then was amazing, he's one of my friends and he's such a champion."

Kelly Slater showed why he feels at home at both The Box and Main Break. The Floridian champion stole a Perfect from the judges for a deep barrel followed by a huge carve. Glenn Hall is out of the competition.

"I've been coming here since 1993 and that's probably the best surf I've had in a heat. There were a lot of good waves out there in the heat. I had three of four chances on good waves. I rode a little bigger board and tried to draw lines out, and that's the biggest adjustment I've made, my board," added Slater.

Hawaiian prodigy John John Florence saw Adam Melling suffering a dangerous wipeout, but it didn't stop him from showing confidence and composure in the wild surf. Florence is scared but not intimidated.

"The Box is one of the most challenging barrels out there. It's one of the scariest waves I've surfed. Some of the waves let you in early if you're lucky, but then you still have to deal with the steps. There's a lot of water moving out there, so you need to pick the ones when there's some water on the reef," concluded John John.

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro 2015 | Round 3 Results

Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Jeremy Flores (FRA) *Did not surf
Michel Bourez (PYF) 15.23 def. Kai Otton (AUS) 10.94
John John Florence (HAW) 15.20 def. Adam Melling (AUS) 6.10
Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 14.30 def. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 7.50
Nat Young (USA) 13.50 def. Miguel Pupo (BRA) 12.37
Jay Davies (AUS) 16.83 vs. Mick Fanning (AUS) 13.90
Adriano de Souza (BRA) 9.60 def. Ricardo Christie (NZL) 4.37
Julian Wilson (AUS) 7.50 def. Adrian Buchan (AUS) 6.77
Taj Burrow (AUS) 15.16 def. Freddy Patacchia Jr. (HAW) 15.04
Josh Kerr (AUS) 14.50 def. Italo Ferreira (BRA) 13.66
Owen Wright (AUS) 16.33 def. Jadson Andre (BRA) 12.50
Kelly Slater (USA) 19.50 def. Glenn Hall (IRL) 11.03

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro 2015 | Round 4 Match-ups

Jeremy Florence (FRA), Michel Bourez (PYF), John John Florence (HAW)
Sebastian Zietz (HAW), Nat Young (USA), Jay Davies (AUS)
Adriano de Souza (BRA), Julian Wilson (AUS), Taj Burrow (AUS)
Josh Kerr (AUS), Owen Wright (AUS), Kelly Slater (USA)

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