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The 2013 Volcom Fiji Pro (part three)

The Volcom Fiji Pro finally came back to life today after a stint of Lazy Days. Cloudbreak was on and not a second (or wave) was wasted. Round three was finished before organisers made the call to steam through rounds four and five. Some highlights? There were plenty. Kelly Slater and John John Florence both scooped 10s. Kelly even backed his up with a 9.30. “That was unbelievable,” said the Floridian. “Those were some of the best waves I’ve ever had in a contest. On the 10, I was deep in the barrel and grabbed my rail, but I had to let go to get speed and then I hit the foamball, I barely made that one. I did the turn and got another tube. On that one big one, it was so perfect and I just wanted to be in the right spot. As I was in the barrel, it spit really hard and there was lots of mist and I couldn’t see. The foamball pushed my tail up in to the wave and I just couldn’t come out the way I wanted to. I didn’t even care if I won or lost, because I’d get to surf again.” How about that! John John, on the other hand, was unaware he’d done so well: “I didn’t know what the score was going to be because it was a bit of a smaller wave,” John said. “I did a couple of turns and then had the long running barrel on the inside and I was stoked to make it. I’m just going to keep doing what I’ve been doing. I’ve been going out having fun and I’m going to try and do the same thing in the next round.” Joel Parkinson and Josh Kerr both clocked 18(plus) combined totals – Joel did this in two consecutive heats. “The waves are so good that it felt like a crime to come in,” said the current world champ. “It was one of those heats you hope to get where the conditions just seemed like it turned on. That was a dream heat, we actually missed some of the good waves. Cloudbreak is the best left in the world. I love Tahiti, but with how fast you can go and get barrels and do turns and everything, to me, it’s the best left in the world.” And Mick Fanning put down the day’s highest combined total, in the day’s very last heat: 19.53 points against Kolohe Andino. It was breathtaking. “I had that slow heat earlier today and that was pretty much the opposite,” said Mick. “Awesome to finally get some good barrels at Cloudbreak and I’m happy to be through to the Quarters. I’m looking forward to tomorrow.” Aren’t we all? Find out who wins the event tomorrow, over here. VOLCOM FIJI PRO ROUND 3 RESULTS: Heat 4: Jeremy Flores (FRA) 14.00 def. Miguel Pupo (BRA) 10.50Heat 5: Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 11.60 def. Kai Otton (AUS) 10.73Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA) 13.87 def. Mitchel Coleborn (AUS) 11.03Heat 7: Mick Fanning (AUS) 11.66 def. Heitor Alves (BRA) 5.67Heat 8: C.J. Hobgood (USA) 9.67 def. Travis Logie (ZAF) 7.87Heat 9: Josh Kerr (AUS) 10.76 def. Brett Simpson (USA) 6.13Heat 10: Kolohe Andino (USA) 9.00 def. Julian Wilson (AUS) 6.00Heat 11: Nat Young (USA) 15.67 def. Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 12.93Heat 12: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 18.20 def. Yadin Nicol (AUS) 14.40 VOLCOM FIJI PRO ROUND 4 RESULTS: Heat 1: John John Florence (HAW) 17.43, Jordy Smith (ZAF) 15.43, Taj Burrow (AUS) 12.33Heat 2: Kelly Slater (USA) 19.30, Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 15.16, Jeremy Flores (FRA) 13.30Heat 3: C.J. Hobgood (USA) 12.07, Josh Kerr (AUS) 11.83, Mick Fanning (AUS) 9.77Heat 4: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 18.14, Kolohe Andino (USA) 15.07, Nat Young (USA) 8.07 VOLCOM FIJI PRO ROUND 5 RESULTS: Heat 1: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 14.50 def. Jeremy Flores (FRA) 14.43Heat 2: Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 15.97 def. Taj Burrow (AUS) 15.23Heat 3: Josh Kerr (AUS) 18.76 def. Nat Young (USA) 7.83Heat 4: Mick Fanning (AUS) 19.53 def. Kolohe Andino (USA) 14.34 UPCOMING VOLCOM FIJI PRO QUARTERFINALS MATCH UPS: QF 1: John John Florence (HAW) vs. Jordy Smith (ZAF)QF 2: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Sebastian Zietz (HAW)QF 3: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Josh Kerr (AUS)QF 4: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Mick Fanning (AUS)

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The Volcom Fiji Pro finally came back to life today after a stint of Lazy Days. Cloudbreak was on and not a second (or wave) was wasted. Round three was finished before organisers made the call to steam through rounds four and five. Some highlights? There were plenty. Kelly Slater and John John Florence both scooped 10s. Kelly even backed his up with a 9.30. “That was unbelievable,” said the Floridian. “Those were some of the best waves I’ve ever had in a contest. On the 10, I was deep in the barrel and grabbed my rail, but I had to let go to get speed and then I hit the foamball, I barely made that one. I did the turn and got another tube. On that one big one, it was so perfect and I just wanted to be in the right spot. As I was in the barrel, it spit really hard and there was lots of mist and I couldn’t see. The foamball pushed my tail up in to the wave and I just couldn’t come out the way I wanted to. I didn’t even care if I won or lost, because I’d get to surf again.”

How about that! John John, on the other hand, was unaware he’d done so well: “I didn’t know what the score was going to be because it was a bit of a smaller wave,” John said. “I did a couple of turns and then had the long running barrel on the inside and I was stoked to make it. I’m just going to keep doing what I’ve been doing. I’ve been going out having fun and I’m going to try and do the same thing in the next round.”

Joel Parkinson and Josh Kerr both clocked 18(plus) combined totals – Joel did this in two consecutive heats. “The waves are so good that it felt like a crime to come in,” said the current world champ. “It was one of those heats you hope to get where the conditions just seemed like it turned on. That was a dream heat, we actually missed some of the good waves. Cloudbreak is the best left in the world. I love Tahiti, but with how fast you can go and get barrels and do turns and everything, to me, it’s the best left in the world.”

And Mick Fanning put down the day’s highest combined total, in the day’s very last heat: 19.53 points against Kolohe Andino. It was breathtaking. “I had that slow heat earlier today and that was pretty much the opposite,” said Mick. “Awesome to finally get some good barrels at Cloudbreak and I’m happy to be through to the Quarters. I’m looking forward to tomorrow.”

Aren’t we all? Find out who wins the event tomorrow, over here.

VOLCOM FIJI PRO ROUND 3 RESULTS:
Heat 4:
 Jeremy Flores (FRA) 14.00 def. Miguel Pupo (BRA) 10.50
Heat 5: Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 11.60 def. Kai Otton (AUS) 10.73
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA) 13.87 def. Mitchel Coleborn (AUS) 11.03
Heat 7: Mick Fanning (AUS) 11.66 def. Heitor Alves (BRA) 5.67
Heat 8: C.J. Hobgood (USA) 9.67 def. Travis Logie (ZAF) 7.87
Heat 9: Josh Kerr (AUS) 10.76 def. Brett Simpson (USA) 6.13
Heat 10: Kolohe Andino (USA) 9.00 def. Julian Wilson (AUS) 6.00
Heat 11: Nat Young (USA) 15.67 def. Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 12.93
Heat 12: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 18.20 def. Yadin Nicol (AUS) 14.40

VOLCOM FIJI PRO ROUND 4 RESULTS:
Heat 1:
 John John Florence (HAW) 17.43, Jordy Smith (ZAF) 15.43, Taj Burrow (AUS) 12.33
Heat 2: Kelly Slater (USA) 19.30, Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 15.16, Jeremy Flores (FRA) 13.30
Heat 3: C.J. Hobgood (USA) 12.07, Josh Kerr (AUS) 11.83, Mick Fanning (AUS) 9.77
Heat 4: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 18.14, Kolohe Andino (USA) 15.07, Nat Young (USA) 8.07

VOLCOM FIJI PRO ROUND 5 RESULTS:
Heat 1:
 Jordy Smith (ZAF) 14.50 def. Jeremy Flores (FRA) 14.43
Heat 2: Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 15.97 def. Taj Burrow (AUS) 15.23
Heat 3: Josh Kerr (AUS) 18.76 def. Nat Young (USA) 7.83
Heat 4: Mick Fanning (AUS) 19.53 def. Kolohe Andino (USA) 14.34

UPCOMING VOLCOM FIJI PRO QUARTERFINALS MATCH UPS:
QF 1:
 John John Florence (HAW) vs. Jordy Smith (ZAF)
QF 2: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Sebastian Zietz (HAW)
QF 3: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Josh Kerr (AUS)
QF 4: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Mick Fanning (AUS)

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