Fanning in to do-or-die clash in France

LOCAL surf star Mick Fanning is through to the round 5 elimination heats at the Quiksilver Pro in France.

It wont be an easy feat for the Coolangatta local, taking on young superstar John John Florence.

In other shocks, Kelly Slater and Taj Burrow will also battle it out in round 5, as will Aussies Josh Kerr and Matt Wilkinson and Brazillians Filipe Toledo and Jadson Andre.


Seem the bad luck continues for the Aussies over in France, with Joel Parkinson surprisingly knocked out of the competition in the third round.

So far no Australians have secured a spot in the quarter finals.

Kolohe Andino, Jordy Smith, Miguel Pupo and World Number 1 Gabriel Medina the only surfers who’ve secured their spot in the quarters.