Dusty Payne answered back with strong total heat score of 15. 70, but couldn’t outdo the Avatar’s 18. 23. “The heats I’ve had against Dusty have all been tough,” Owen said. “I feel for him but I’m stoked to get through the early rounds.
I love this wave and I’m looking for a good result here. “It was a really fun back-to-back battle,” said John. “I keep getting these heats where I’m getting the highest scores but then don’t get it at the end, especially in Tahiti.
The heat totals were Gabs 19, John 18. 84. “I was really excited before the heat and kind of scared too,” said Gabs. “John John’s one of the best out here and he’s my favourite surfer.
Having Mick in my heat I knew that any mistake would cost me so I was just trying to play smart and it went well so I’m happy.
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