After becoming champion of the World Qualifying Series, Jeremy Flores finished eighth overall in his debut year on the World Tour in 2007 at the age of just 19, and was crowned Rookie of the Year by the ASP. Highlight of the year was his victory at the ASP 6-Star Buondi Billabong Pro in Portugal. Since that breakthrough year, he has been a consistent performer in the elite division with a highest finish of ninth in 2010, when he also won the prestigious Billabong Pipeline Masters in Hawaii. He was also victorious at the 2009 ISA World Surfing Games in Costa Rica, where he employed his trademark low centre of gravity style and lightning fast turns to beat Cory Lopez in the final. Jeremy grew up on Reunion Island, where he began surfing at the age of three, trained by his father Patrick, who played a fundamental role in his development as a professional surfer. To give Jeremy every assistance, the family decided to live half the year in Australia and the other half in France while Jeremy was home-schooled, and, with support from Quiksilver, he soon made his mark on the national championships of Australia and France. His smooth style and fast approach have already become legendary on the tour, and feared in high-performance wave locations such as Snapper Rocks and Trestles. Coached by former professional surfer and Jiu-Jitsu expert Yannick Beven, he is also never less that meticulously prepared.
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