Jeremy Flores and Sunny Garcia made the news in Australia last night after being involved in an altercation with another surfer on the Gold Coast during the Burleigh Breaka Pro. Flores states he was intervening when a local surfer was in a verbal argument with Sunny Garcia's son. The three headed for shore when Sunny came running down the beach to intercept them. He's then seen assaulting the surfer in the water, punching him several times.
Jeremy and the Garcia family have become close after spending time together this past year in Hawaii and the two are currently residing together on the Gold Coast during the contest.
The ASP disqualified both surfers then issued this statement:
"Following a physical altercation today, Jeremy Flores, has been disqualified from the event. The Association of Surfing Professionals does not condone any form of physical violence and we have strict rules in place for the conduct of any member both Jeremy and Sunny have also been referred to the ASP rules and disciplinary committee who will review the facts and make a decision if further action is required."