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Reigning surf champ Florence through in Tahiti

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 00:43

Reigning champion John John Florence in dominant form as he reaches the fourth round of the World Surf League event in Tahiti

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SHOWS: TEAHUPO'O, TAHITI, FRENCH POLYNESIA (AUGUST 12, 2017) (WORLD SURF LEAGUE - FOR NEWS PURPOSES ONLY. NO USE AFTER AUGUST 25, 2017. NO 1. VARIOUS OF JOHN JOHN FLORENCE COMPETING STORY: Reigning World Surf League champion John John Florence faced pressure from injury replacement Nat Young in Tahiti on Saturday (August 12) but showed his experience in the final minutes of their heat to ensure his place in round four. Young led during their round three heat before Florence scored two nine point rides to come back and confirm an impressive 18.70 heat total. Round 3 Results: Heat 1: Owen Wright (AUS) 13.77 def. Ian Gouveia (BRA) 10.60 Heat 2: Connor O'Leary (AUS) def 14.33. Jeremy Flores (FRA) 13.27 Heat 3: Wiggolly Dantas (BRA) 13.33 def. Adriano De Souza (BRA) 9.57 Heat 4: Gabriel Medina (BRA) 14.60 def. Bede Durbidge (AUS) 13.23 Heat 5: Kolohe Andino (USA) 12.67 def. Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 12.27 Heat 6: Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 11.57 def. Ethan Ewing (AUS) 8.67 Heat 7: John John Florence (HAW) 18.70 def. Nat Young (USA) 15.23 Heat 8: Conner Coffin (USA) 13.77 def. Michel Bourez (PYF) 12.90 Heat 9: Julian Wilson (AUS) 17.46 def. Italo Ferreira (BRA) 16.54 Heat 10: Joan Duru (FRA) 16.40 def. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 14.40 Heat 11: Adrian Buchan (AUS) 16.70 def. Mick Fanning (AUS) 15.90 Heat 12: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 15.00 def. Kanoa Igarashi (USA) 2.26 Round 4 Match-Ups: Heat 1: Owen Wright (AUS), Connor O'Leary (AUS), Wiggolly Dantas (BRA) Heat 2: Gabriel Medina (BRA), Kolohe Andino (USA), Matt Wilkinson (AUS) Heat 3: John John Florence (HAW), Conner Coffin (USA), Julian Wilson (AUS) Heat 4: Joan Duru (FRA), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Jordy Smith (ZAF)

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Reigning surf champ Florence through in Tahiti

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 00:43