Leonardo Fioravanti ISA World Games winner and new World Junior Champion

Quiksilver’s rising talent Leonardo Fioravanti (Ita) has been crowned ISA World Junior Champion yesterday night in California (USA).

In the most anticipated heat of the day, Leonardo Fioravanti saved his best performance for last, notching the highest heat score of the entire competition (19.23). Fioravanti came out of the gates firing, scoring a perfect 10-point ride with a radical aerial maneuver followed by another amazing 9.23-point ride. France’s Nommé Mignot is second with 17.43 pts.

“I’ve been doing the ISA World Juniors for so many years and this year is my last,” said Leonardo Fioravanti. “I told myself I have to go all in. The final had so many good surfers so I had to go huge. I went for it and made it and I am so happy.” “It’s huge for Italy! We’re not a big surfing country. To bring this home for Italy it’s the biggest thing ever. I’m an Italian World Champion, I’m so stoked!”

On the raod to the final, breaking his back only 8 months ago didn't wasn't even on his mind - a true inspiration to eveyone following his performance out there.

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