QS rankings get a major shakeup.
As Expected, the QS10000 Event in Portugal Makes a Heavy Impact on the QS Rankings.
With Championship Tour qualification on the line, the Brazilian gave it his all at the Billabong Pro Cascais.
Coming into the Billabong Pro Cascais at No. 18 on the QS and No. 31 on the CT, Flores had a lot of work to do, and he made the most of it.
One of the Billabong Pro Cascais' most exciting heats was a see-saw battle between QS warriors Ian Gouveia and Tanner Gudasukas.
Europe's biggest surfing legend overtook QS ripper Ian Gouveia for a big Semifinal win at Guincho, and a huge rankings leap.
In a see-saw Quarterfinal battle, the Brazilian pulled a huge air, retook the lead and made the Semis --- all at the last minute.
The battle for 2017 Tour slots was taken to a new level on Friday, as top seeds went head-to-head.
Observations from a critical day in Cascais at the QS10000 Billabong Pro.