Enthusiasm is Everything
This is a quote of Brazilian football legend Pelé. And it is a quote that not only suits the upcoming Soccer World Champs or the winner of the Fiji Pro Gabriel Medina (BRA), but most of all it suits Michel Bourez’ 2014 World Championship Tour campaign. In Fiji Michel Bourez beat 11-time World Champion Kelly Slater (USA) in the Quarterfinals and is only one of 2 surfers on tour, who have accomplished to better the master on his favorite wave on tour. This is what he had to say on beating Kelly: „It feels good. I wish it was a bit bigger. If I could beat him in good-sized waves I’d even be more happy. But I was really excited to surf against him; I wanted to do well. I wanted to show my surfing. I wanted to release all my energy and do great. I knew I had to go 100% against him, and I like that." In the first Semifinal Michel was beaten by Hurley team mate and good friend Nat Young (USA) but moves into runner-up spot in the rankings.
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