Current World No. 1 John John Florence got his Corona Bali Protected campaign off to a good start today with a win in his opening heat of the Seeding Round. Florence surfed with confidence, boasting a huge full-rotation air-reverse to progress into the Round of 32 with Michael Rodrigues. Italian star Leonardo Fioravanti earned third in the heat and will be left to do battle in Elimination Round 2.
Not even a dreaded illness could stop current Jeep Frontrunner Caroline Marks in her opening heat of the Corona Bali Protected. Marks barely got a chance to watch the surf before her heat as she was focused on overcoming her sickness, but it didn’t matter as she cured her ailments with a dominant performance over Coco Ho (HAW) and Silvana Lima (BRA), who made her first CT appearance in 2019 after returning from a knee injury.
“I wasn’t feeling great this morning and wasn’t really too focused on that heat, so I’m stoked I just pulled the trigger and got out there,” Marks said. “Being in the yellow Jeep Leader Jersey feels really good. I’m here with my family just enjoying Bali and surfing heaps, which is just keeping me really excited. It’s also great having my coach Mike Parsons here. I didn’t even look at the waves because I felt so sick just before the heat and he just told me what to do and it worked. I’m so grateful to have him my corner.”