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Alessa Quizon on fire, Coco Ho Bows out.
ALESSA QUIZON IN EXCELLENT SHAPE
The remaining heats of the Round of 24 were completed in 3ft (shoulder high) onshore surf at Le Penon this
Despite the tricky conditions, Alessa Quizon put on a commanding performance including an 'excellent' 9-point-ride for some electric backhand surfing. "It's so cold today compared with a few days ago" said the young Hawaiian, "But there were still some fun sections to hit despite the onshores. There's a bit of luck involved Iguess, as some of the waves were a lot better than others, but I was really happy to get some long ones with a bit of power and good sections to hit."
COCO HO ELIMINATED
Alessa advanced along with Australia's Keely Andrew from the final heat of the round, a clash which saw Swatch
Proteam surfer Coco Ho eliminated from competition. "Yeah I'm pretty disappointed to lose out there," admitted
Coco. "The conditions were tough, and luck wasn't really on my side. The result doesn't really affect my rankings
badly but I'm still bummed, I love this event and wanted to stay in it as long as possible."
LOCAL FRENCH SURFERS HOLD THEIR OWN
Meanwhile local French surfers had a mixed morning, with Alizee Arnaud and Johanne Defay advancing, and
Maud Le Car losing out. "When the onshore wind comes up you really need to choose your waves carefully,"
said Alizee. "We don't hear the scores being read out either so it's an extra challenge, reading the lineup,
assessing the situation and trying to get the best waves. I'm really happy to advance. I've been practicing on this
sandbar for a while now and that's ideal preparation for these mixed conditions we're