Jeremy Flores Wins Billabong Pipe Masters, Parkinson Takes Vans Triple CrownDecember 17th, 2010 by admin received 1 Comment » Tweet
Jeremy Flores (FRA) 22, won the Billabong Pipe Masters in memory of Andy Irons in firing 1.5 metre backdoor barrels, marking his first career ASP World Tour victory.
Joel Parkinson (AUS), 29, is also on the podium winning his third, consecutive Vans Triple Crown title to conclude the 2010 ASP World Tour season.
[©ASP / Kelly Slater congratulates his fellow team mate Jeremy Flores on his Pipe Masters victory.]
Flores is the first European to ever win the Billabong Pipe Masters in the event’s 40 year history, and this is for Flores his career-best result.
“This is such a dream,” Flores said. “I’ve been coming to Hawaii for so long and this is my favorite place in the world, the waves, the people, everything. I just knew I couldn’t give up in the Final even though I was behind. It’s the Pipe Masters and it’s everything. I’m so stoked.”
[©ASP / Owen Wright is setting the prescidence for breaking multiple boards during an event, on his first wave in Quarter Final 1 he snapped yet another board.]
Flores topped also the reigning 10-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater, in the last minutes of their Semifinals match-up, marking a significant turnaround in the young Frenchman’s career.
Flores Finished at No. 9 on the ASP World Tour Rankings for 2010.
[©ASP / Jeremy Flores hoists his Gerry Lopez original surfboard trophy]
Joel Parkinson, who returned to Hawaii to defend his Vans Triple Crown title after a brutal laceration to his foot that let him out of almost the entire 2010 ASP World Tour season, put on a memorable performance despite the injury, posting a victory at the ASP PRIME Reef Hawaiian Pro, a 9th at the O’Neill World Cup at Sunset Beach and a 13th at the Billabong Pipe Masters to secure his third consecutive Vans Triple Crown Title.
[©ASP / Joel Parkinson three times Triple Crown of Surfing Champion.]
Here the results of quartefinals, semifinals and final, and belowASP WORLD TOUR TOP 10 chart
Billabong Pipe Masters Final Results:
1 – Jeremy Flores (FRA) 14.54
2 – Kieren Perrow (AUS) 13.77
Billabong Pipe Masters Semifinals Results:
SF 1: Jeremy Flores (FRA) 17.50 def. Kelly Slater (USA) 17.23
SF 2: Kieren Perrow (AUS) 15.03 def. Dane Reynolds (USA) 6.83
Billabong Pipe Masters Quarterfinals Results:
QF 1: Jeremy Flores (FRA) 14.00 def. Owen Wright (AUS) 7.43
QF 2: Kelly Slater (USA) 12.94 def. Adrian Buchan (AUS) 3.16
QF 3: Kieren Perrow (AUS) 13.00 def. Jordy Smith (ZAF) 12.00
QF 4: Dane Reynolds (USA) 17.00 def. Taylor Knox (USA) 3.37
[©ASP / In his first Billabong Pipe Masters Quarter Final appearance ASP World No2 Jordy Smith was defeated by Kieren Perrow.]
ASP WORLD TOUR TOP 10 (Following Billabong Pipe Masters)
1. Kelly Slater (USA) 69000 Points
2. Jordy Smith (ZAF) 52250 points
3. Mick Fanning (AUS) 44750 points
4. Taj Burrow (AUS) 42000 points
4. Dane Reynolds (USA) 42000 points
6. Bede Durbidge (AUS) 39000 points
7. Adrian Buchan (AUS) 37250 points
7. Owen Wright (AUS) 37250 points
9. Jeremy Flores (FRA) 35750 points
10. Adriano de Souza (BRA) 32000 points
[©ASP / Jeremy Flores locked and loaded on his way to winning the 2010 Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons.]
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