Quarterfinalists decided at the 2015 Hurley Pro

September 13, 2015 | Surfing
Mick Fanning: fired up | Photo: Kirstin/WSL

The quarterfinalists of the 2015 Hurley Pro have been defined. Four Brazilian surfers will hunt the Lowers title.

Filipe Toledo continues his ongoing Trestles domination. The young gun escaped Round 5 with a clear win over fellow countrymen Miguel Pupo and Italo Ferreira in Round 4.

"We're all really good friends but we're also really passionate about our sport. I would have been really angry if I didn't win that heat because I really want a good result at this event," reveals Toledo.

Joel Parkinson has reasons to smile. His powerful turns convinced the judges and the Australian moves through to the quarters. Toledo is in his way.

"Filipe and I are two really different types of surfers. It will be a good showdown for everyone to watch. I feel like I'm getting stronger, and I'm so inspired to surf at the moment," added Parkinson.

In the heat of the day, Mick Fanning was able to beat Kelly Slater. The spectacular clash had juicy airs, rail-to-rail biscuits and tons of tactics.

"Every time you come up against Kelly it's always going to be a huge heat. It was definitely tough, so I'm stoked to make it through. Kelly's a great champion, and I've looked up to him my whole career - he really brings out the best in me," said Fanning.

Kelly Slater feels frustrated, and he’s not sure whether his fans will see him in the water in the upcoming Dream Tour events.

"I’m going to think hard about whether or not to go to Europe now. This result really puts me out of the title race for this year so it would be good to have some time off," notes Slater.

Hurley Pro 2015 | Round 5

Joel Parkinson (AUS) 16.57 def. Miguel Pupo (BRA) 13.73
Wiggolly Dantas (BRA) 16.37 def. Italo Ferreira (BRA) 13.67
Mick Fanning (AUS) 16.10 def. Kelly Slater (USA) 14.90
Nat Young (USA) 12.17 def. Owen Wright (AUS) 6.00

Hurley Pro 2015 | Quarterfinal Match-Ups

Filipe Toledo (BRA) vs. Joel Parkinson (AUS)
Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Wiggolly Dantas (BRA)
Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Mick Fanning (AUS)
Gabriel Medina (BRA) vs. Nat Young (USA)

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