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Quotable and Notable: November in Review

Yet again, it was another big month in competitive surfing. Here are some of the best quotes from the most notable moments of November.

Laura Enever during Round 3 of the Fiji Women's Pro. Laura charging Cloudbreak. WSL / Kirstin

"Every time I see her get smashed, I'm like, ‘Oh my gosh, she is going to snap in half,' but she always comes up laughing."
Steph Gilmore on Laura Enever's approach to big wave surfing.

Paige Alms during the Final of the Women's Pe'ahi Challenge. Paige Alms pushing limits. WSL / Kelly Cestari

"Being able to have empty lineups and not have to battle 60 other guys, I think the sky is the limit and we will continue to push the limits. More opportunity, more sessions around the world, we will continue to get better and better."
Pe'ahi Challenge winner Paige Alms on the potential of women's big wave surfing.

John John Florence wins quarterfinal 2 of the WSL Hawaiian Pro John John being a really good competitive surfer at Haleiwa. WSL / tony heff

"I want to win another World Title for sure. I'd love to win the Triple Crown and I want to win Pipe. I want to win everything. So that's my goal right now, to be a really good competitive surfer."
After winning the Hawaiian Pro, John John Florence seems to be achieving his goals.

Billy Kemper celebrating his victory at the Peahi Challenge at Jaws in Hawaii. Kemper taking it all in at Pe'ahi. WSL / Kelly Cestari

"This is what I live for right here. I've trained so hard for the last eight weeks...I'm over the moon."
Billy Kemper after winning back to back Pe'ahi Challenges.

Courtney Conlogue is up in Heat 3 of Round Three at the Roxy Pro France. Courtney turns to her right hand man, Luke Egan. WSL / Kelly Cestari

"It's funny, way back in the day when I used to compete, you'd always partner up with a friend or someone and you would coach each other. You couldn't really afford to have people traveling with you."
Luke Egan, former World No. 2, and now coach of Courtney Conlogue, on the evolution of the surf coach.

One of Mick Fanning's new friends A full bear is a good bear. WSL / Kirstin Scholtz

"We turned to our left and there was a mother and her two cubs having a nap about five feet away. They just raised their heads slightly, looked at us and were like, "Pfffff, I'm over it, I'm way too full,' and rolled over. My eyes were popping out of my head."
Mick Fanning recounts a close bear encounter while on a recent trip to Alaska for Wild Ark.

Garret McNamara led a paddle-out to celebrate the new BWT season. Nazaré looks easy from above. It isn't. WSL

"I also know that the north beach is the boss and if it's not your day it's just not your day."
The UK's Andrew Cotton, a wildcard for the Nazaré Challenge.

Irons Andy and Lyndie Irons. WSL / Steve Sherman

"I loved him for who he was and always had so much compassion for him and working on this film gave me even more understanding of his illness and his addiction."
Lyndie Irons talks candidly on Andy, and the new documentary on his life.

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