Flores shines as Rip Curl Pro Portugal finally begins

French surfer Jeremy Flores was among the competitors who moved into the third round as the Rip Curl Pro Portugal finally got under way at Supertubos

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Jeremy Flores

The 24-year-old defeated Michel Bourez to set up a meeting with Australia's Bede Durbidge in the third round as action finally began after three lay days.

"I always seem to be surfing against Michel and he's my good friend so it's kind of bad." Flores said.

"But it was 'Gentlemen rules', the three of us didn't hassle and I love heats like that, everyone got waves.. It's a bit tricky cause there aren't that many out there, I got a first one and broke my board, so you got to find the right ones."

Tiago Pires, the darling of the local fans, will face Californian phenomenon Kolohe Andino in the second round on Sunday.

Pires found the highest scoring wave of his Round 1 bout, an incredible 9.77 out of 10 but was unfortunately unable to back it up with the necessary 5.76 needed to advance directly into the third round.

RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL ROUND 1 RESULTS:

Heat 1: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 6.30, Brett Simpson (USA) 5.06, Raoni Monteiro (BRA) 3.67

Heat 2: Alejo Muniz (BRA) 14.33, Taj Burrow (AUS) 11.36, Jadson Andre (BRA) 6.73

Heat 3: John John Florence (HAW) 14.73, Patrick Gudauskas (USA) 7.34, Kai Otton (AUS) 4.13

Heat 4: Mick Fanning (AUS) 9.67, Kieren Perrow (AUS) 9.70, Dusty Payne (HAW) 2.33

Heat 5: Kelly Slater (USA) 13.67, Dillon Perillo (USA) 6.60, Damien Hobgood (USA) 5.90

Heat 6: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 17.17, Kolohe Andino (USA) 15.36, Pierre Valentin Laborde (FRA) 2.96

Heat 7: Owen Wright (AUS) 16.26, Bede Durbidge (AUS) 11.94, Yadin Nicol (AUS) 7.65

Heat 8: Josh Kerr (AUS) 10.70, Taylor Knox (USA) 7.43, Heitor Alves (BRA) 5.53

Heat 9: Gabriel Medina (BRA) 16.50, Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 13.83, Miguel Pupo (BRA) 11.67

Heat 10: Jeremy Flores (FRA) 14.00, Adam Melling (AUS) 11.87, Michel Bourez (PYF) 9.67

Heat 11: C.J. Hobgood (USA) 13.73, Travis Logie (ZAF) 12.83, Jordy Smith (ZAF) 11.03

Heat 12: Julian Wilson (AUS) 15.53, Tiago Pires (PRT) 13.27, Adrian Buchan (AUS) 3.13

RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL ROUND 2 RESULTS:

Heat 1: Mick Fanning (AUS) 16.17 def. Pierre-Valentin Laborde (FRA) 6.17

Heat 2: Taj Burrow (AUS) 14.33 def. Dillon Perillo (USA) 10.37

Heat 3: Dusty Payne (HAW) 12.80 def. Jordy Smith (ZAF) 10.77

Heat 4: Adrian Buchan (AUS) 18.50 def. Patrick Gudauskas (USA) 17.73

Heat 5: Michel Bourez (PYF) 15.73 def. Jadson Andre (BRA) 10.93

Heat 6: Raoni Monteiro (BRA) 15.00 def. Miguel Pupo (BRA) 12.93

Heat 7: Yadin Nicol (AUS) 16.10 def. Heitor Alves (BRA) 8.24

Heat 8: Bede Durbidge (AUS) 14.63 vs. Taylor Knox (USA) 12.33

RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL REMAINING ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:

Heat 9: Brett Simpson (USA) vs. Matt Wilkinson (AUS)

Heat 10: Kai Otton (AUS) vs. Adam Melling (AUS)

Heat 11: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Travis Logie (ZAF)

Heat 12: Kolohe Andino (USA) vs. Tiago Pires (PRT)

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