Leonardo Fioravanti vs. Conner Coffin vs. Jadson Andre – Elimination Round condensed heat replay from the Rip Curl Newcastle Cup Presented By Corona.
Italy’s @Leonardo Fioravanti overcame a ding mishap to lock in the highest single wave score of the event so far, as well as earning today’s highest two-wave heat total (15.67). He put it all together on a mid-sized wave which began with a critical hit to a controlled fall from the lip and ended with him demolishing the end section for a 9.00.
This was on a Christiaan Bradley board, after a Sharp Eye Leo was planning to ride was damaged in a collision with a grom during a warmup surf this morning.
"It was heavy, I was on the wave and this grom took off in the whitewash and I took off out the back, on the inside … and he just went on the whitewash and he was just basically going in, I felt like.
"So I did a cutback and he ran straight into me. I felt [the nose of] his board go straight into my fin plug and basically scooped my fin plug out," Leo said after his heat.
Still, the mishap perhaps proved serendipitous with Leo riding what is so far the wave of the event.
"I went out there to pick the best waves … in my first heat I didn’t have very good wave choices. I wanted to really pick the brains out of the good waves and this wave, when I paddled into it, it looked like a good wave … I feel like I’m surfing really well and I know that if I get good waves I can get big scores and it [that wave] gave me some confidence in what I already knew I could do," he said.
For More Check Out:
Julian Wilson Runs The Table In All-Star Aussie Elimination Super Heat | Rip Curl Newcastle Cup – https://youtu.be/TwhneQ-6Bcg
Courtney Conlogue Defeats World Number 1 Tyler Wright | Rip Curl Newcastle Cup – Round of 16 – https://youtu.be/fNi_FEXvTV4
The Rip Curl Newcastle Cup Presented By Corona – Day 3 – https://youtu.be/wWrUT3kZMrE
Rip Curl Newcastle Cup Presented By Corona – Day 1 – https://youtu.be/lEGoXdsPIlo
John John Florence Battles Yago Dora, Mikey Wright | Rip Curl Newcastle Cup – Seeding Round heat 3 – https://youtu.be/teJWqkVJhIw
Big Wave Champ Wins It All, Chases Massive North Atlantic Swell To Morocco | BILLY Chapter 1 – https://youtu.be/xzLowIj-DuA
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