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Jeremy Flores Finds His Happy Place in West Oz

After more then a decade on Tour Jeremy Flores is very open about his struggles to stay continually motivated. Bottom line: he's not as gung-ho about warmup surfs and training as he was when he was a kid. These days his motivation comes by smelling the roses, and well, drinking the local wines. When asked if he packed on a few pounds during the off season he laughed it off. "Yeah, I was drinking way too much lemonade in Tahiti," he explained.

Jeremy Flores of France won Heat 9 of Round One of the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro at North Point, Western Australia. Flores was all smiles after his crucial Round One win. WSL / Kelly Cestari

But when the waves turn on Jeremy is still as giddy as a fresh-faced rookie. On Tuesday night he said he couldn't even sleep. The anticipation of surfing perfect North Point was too much to resist. He sat up watching hundreds of YouTube clips of the break.

Well, his studying paid off. While conditions weren't exactly what he was dreaming about, he nevertheless scored some serious tubes, and a very nice Round One win.

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