John John Florence and Filipe Toledo took to the air in their non-elimination Round Four heat. The Jeep Leader and the Brazilian flyboy went blow-for-blow on the peaky ramps at Les Culs Nus. The battle hit a boiling point when John John went for broke with a massive full rotation backside air, scoring a 9.4.
Not to be outdone by the Jeep leader, Toledo took off on a near identical wave, and went even bigger, tweaking his body and fins beyond vertical. There was nowhere for the judges to go but perfection. Filipe's freakish 10-point ride launched him into the Quarterfinals. The World No. 1 will face Round Five.