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Jérémy Florès (born 27 April 1988 on Reunion Island) is a French surfer who grew up on Reunion Island, France, where he began surfing at the age of 3.[1] He continued his surfing development on family trips to Australia, Europe and Hawaii, all the while maintaining his education through correspondence courses.[2] He turned professional in 2007, the same year in which he was awarded 'Rookie of the Year' by the WSL, and has won the prestigious Billabong Pipeline Masters in Hawaii both in 2010 and 2017. In 2015, Jeremy also beat reigning champion Gabriel Medina in the prestigious Billabong Pro Teahupoo, Tahiti with a 16.57 total heat score.[3][4]

Jérémy Florès
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Personal information
Born (1988-04-27) 27 April 1988 (age 31)
Reunion Island, France
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Surfing career
Years active2007–present
SponsorsQuiksilver
Major achievementsWSL European Tour
2005(Jr's),2013(Men's)
ISA World Surf Games
2009(Men's),2017(Team France)
Billabong Pipeline Masters
2010 & 2017
Billabong Pro Teahupoo
2015
Quiksilver Pro France
2019
Surfing specifications
StanceRegular foot
Websitejeremy-flores.com

From 2012-2015 Reunion Island has had a much larger than normal problem with sharks attacking surfers and bodyboarders along its beaches.[5] As a local surfing legend, Jeremy is often asked his opinion. He knows many people that have been maimed and killed on the island, including a friend he calls his brother, who lost his life in a shark attack.[6] He also is frustrated that the French government doesn't seem to want to help fix the shark problem, which he believes is exacerbated by a nearby fishery.[7][8][9]

On October 11, 2019, Florès won the Quiksilver Pro France held in Hossegor of southwest France. He did so by dominating finals day, getting the highest scores in all of the rounds that day, including a 15.50 in the Round of 16, 14.40 in the Quarterfinals, 16.33 in the Semis and 15.00 in the Finals. He scored 8+ waves in the Rounds of 16 and 8, following up with a 9-point wave in the Semis and a near perfect 9.67 in the Finals. [10]

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  1. ^ quiksilver.fr/france/ Jérémy Flores "Jérémy Florès, est né Madagascar et a grandi sur l'île de la Réunion. ... En 2009, Jérémy s'envole avec l'équipe de France, pour décrocher le titre de Champion ..."
  2. ^ http://quiksilver.co.uk/england/team/surf/10/flores-j%C3%A9r%C3%A9my.html
  3. ^ Jérémy Florès et ses meilleurs "Moments" en 2012 "Pendant cette période de temps morose en France, Jérémy Florès nous fait cadeau des images qui sont destinées au clip Quiksilver "Moments 2012". On le retrouve sur les spots réunionnais avec ses amis Maxime Huscenot, Patrick Beven et Dimitri Ouvre. On le suit ensuite au Panama lors des Championnats du Monde ISA, notamment avec son père Patrick Florès (entraîneur national de la Fédération Française de Surf ) où Jérémy avait pris la neuvième place de l'épreuve."
  4. ^ La leçon de Jérémy Florès à Teahupoo…
  5. ^ "Jeremy Flores On The Recent Reunion Island Shark Attacks". transworld.net.
  6. ^ Quiksilver (2016-04-06), Radical Times in Reunion Island, retrieved 2016-10-28
  7. ^ "Elio Canestri, Teen Surfing Star, Killed by Shark Off Reunion". NBC News.
  8. ^ "EpicTV Video: Jeremy Flores and Friends Surf Réunion, Avoid Sharks - The Watermen League, Ep. 1 - EpicTV". epictv.com.
  9. ^ "Testing the Water". SURFER Magazine.
  10. ^ https://www.worldsurfleague.com/posts/424907/quiksilver-pro-france-mens-championship-tour-round-of-16-heat-1-full-heat-replay?roundId=12936. Missing or empty |title= (help)