Meola finishes fifth at Airborne France

Matt Meola of Haiku competes during a qualifying-round heat at the World Surfing League Redbull Airborne event in Hossegor, France on Monday. Meola finished fifth in the six-man final with a score of 5.40. Yago Dora of Brazil won the event with an 18.27. Meola reached the final round of the event after posting the fourth-highest score in qualifying with a 12.46. Fellow Mauian Albee Layer was ninth with a 9.76.

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