Frenchman Jeremy Flores has secured himself back on surfings elite World Tour for the 2010 season and been finding his form again in the Canary Islands after an ankle injury halfway through last season. Aged just twenty one, next year will be be a fourth year on the Dream Tour for Flores.
Having regularly placing in the Top 10, Jeremy is reigning ISA World Champion and will be one of only three Europeans to remain amongst the World’s Top 45 surfers. An ankle injury forced Jeremy to miss the last three events of the 2009 Tour. Despite this, his earlier results were enough to secure a 25th finish in the rankings, which by the years end allowed automatic qualification for the 2010 season.
Jeremy looks set to return to competition at the first event of the new year, the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast in Australia. Last year Jeremy placed ninth in the event, which alongside another his ninth place finish in the Hangloose Pro in Brazil, marked the two key results for his season.
In 2009 there were seven Europeans on tour, this number has now dropped to three. In 2010 Jeremy will by joined by Portuguese surfer Tiago Pires, who finished the year rated 24th and Michel Bourez from French Polynesia, who finished the year ranked 21st.
The first event of the 2010 ASP World Tour is the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast, which is due to run February 27th – March 10th.