3 March, 2014 3 March, 2014

Jordy And JJF Eliminated From Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast

Jordy Smith was eliminated from the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast in Round 2. John John Florence too. Jordy lost to a fired-up Tiago Pires, while JJF was well beaten by Travis Logie.

Tiago Pires caused an upset by beating Jordy Smith in Heat 2 of Round 2.

That’s two big names out the event before things really get started. The waves were admittedly average, but that’s what competitors were faced with. To be classified as a world title challenger, Dream Tour surfers need to be winning heats despite the conditions, like Mick Fanning did in Heat 1 against wildcard, Matt Banting.

Travis Logie out-surfed John John Florence in Heat 5 of Round 2.

Travis Logie knows how to win a heat, whether it’s 1-foot Brazil or 8-foot Chopes. The tougher the task, the more Trav shines. He shone brightly in Round 2 to defeat John John. Using his cat-like reflexes to stab the lip vertically and slice some killer carves, Trav left the Hawaiian needing a near perfect score with seconds ticking away.

Round 3 will see Travis up against another top seed in Taj Burrow, which should keep him fired-up as the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast continues at Snapper Rocks.

Check out the results and heat reviews on www.aspworldtour.com

* No heats were surfed in the Roxy Pro Gold Coast, where Bianca Buitendag will be up against Laura Enever (AUS) in Heat 6 when Round 2 resumes.


  1. Matt
    3 March, 2014 at 7:52 am · Reply

    Woke up early to watch this heat..VERY fustrating to just watch Jordy sit there and wait for the perfect wave whilst Tiago just built his house…Think Jords and Jarrad Howse and the team need to look into their heat strategy. Waiting and waiting for the pefect wave whilst the competitor builds a solid lead and ups the pressure as time runs out is madness..felt like Pro France 2013 all again when Jordy went down to Toledo, leaving it to a buzzer wave which was sub standard..

    Get scores on the board and be hungry early on, then wait for the sets..

    Its early on but a throw away already at a wave that suits him is a massive knock on the world title hopes..he will need to spring surprises at cloudbreak/chopes/pipe etc

  2. Honesty the best policy
    3 March, 2014 at 2:55 pm · Reply

    Agree Matt luckily your comments are not deleted -as was done by cyber dude.

    Censorship for the Saffa surf scene -shame .

    PS don’t say anything bad about Jordy Smith …he can walk on water.

  3. Matt
    5 March, 2014 at 7:52 am · Reply

    Last year, Jordy’s loss to Travis at Snapper light a fire for him and he smashed it from Bells onwards..perhaps this is what he needs…don’t get me wrong I am SUPER passionate about an SA world title, was just bleak on the disappointment for all at the start of the year…onwards and upwards

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