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Frederico Comes from Way Behind to Eliminate Florence

Frederico Morais is rolling. The high-powered rookie from Portugal just earned his second-straight win over John John Florence in J-Bay. This one had even more meaning since the loser was going home, while the winner was moving onto the Semifinals. The match was a full-blown slug fest, with both surfers putting on a great show. Florence was in control, too, with Morais in a combination situation halfway through the heat. But the rookie didn't roll over. Instead he clawed his way back with a massive late charge, racking up a 9.77 and a 10.00 to take the huge upset win over the reigning World Champion.

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