Epic action on day 2 of action at the 2014 Location X in Morocco, as the swell delivers
The swell delivered on cue yesterday for an epic day of action here in Morocco for day 2 of the Location X Main event.
Glassy conditions and pumping swell saw Round 3 get underway, as the Top seeds once again dominated, but some epic battles also ensued as athletes stepped up to do battle in the full size conditions.
While Julien Bouyer (Naish) went down in Round 4, it was not without a fight as he put on the performance of a lifetime against Bernd Roediger, finding the right rythmn to take on the conditions on tap here in Morocco.
Unfortunately his performance was not enough to take the win, but his impression has been made on the World Tour as one of France’s future stars.
Sean Poynter continues his roll in Morocco with the highest heat score total of the day
Sean Poynter’s (Starboard) put on another strong performance yesterday in the rising surf and is not making any mistakes as he sets his sights on another win to finish off the year here in Morocco.
Today we will get underway with the quarterfinals as we get to the business end of the Location X event and history is made here in Morocco.
Benoit Carpentier finds his groove here in Morocco to make it through to the quarters
Benoit Carperntier (Starboard) shot onto the scene back in 2011 and got straight into the Top 10 by 2012, winning the Rookie of the Year award. 2013 was a slower year for him, but here in Morocco this year, he seems to have found his form, with his sights set on a strong finish at this Location X special event.
Making it directly through to the quarterfinals, Benoit will now come up against another on form surfer here, clearly enjoying the full size surf, James Casey (JP Australia).
Fisher Grant makes his presence felt here on Day 2, advancing directly to the quarters
Fisher Grant makes his presence felt here on Day 2 of the Location X in Morocco advancing directly through to the Quarterfinals ahead of Kai Bates (Fanatic) from Australia in an intense battle to the end.
Fisher is one of the young guns on the rise here on the Stand Up World Tour, as we are excited to see how he does today coming into the Man on Man quarterfinals where he will once again meet up with friend and rival, Bernd Roediger.
Zane Schweitzer steps up as the waves increase, advancing directly to quarters
Zane Schweitzer (Starboard) puts on a solid Day 2 performance in the building surf, stamping one of the more radical turns into the closing section to earn his place in the quarterfinals.
With solid surf on tap this morning, Zane will be firing all cylinders and ready to assert himself on this final day of competition.
Firing surf greets us for Day 3 of the Main Event as we get underway with the quarters
The surf is pumping this morning in Morocco – the swell has just peaked, but providing magical lines that are hitting the Point perfectly, with firing rights that are setting the stage for what will be an epic dayt of action.
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