Photos: Surfing competition on a Central California ranch draws athletes from around the globe

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Johanne Defay of France gets a victory lift after she won the Jeep Surf Ranch Pro event June 20, 2021, in Lemoore, Calif.
Johanne Defay of France gets a victory lift as she celebrates winning the Jeep Surf Ranch Pro women's event Sunday at the Surf Ranch in Lemoore, Calif. The competition was the final World Surf League event before the Olympics. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Lemoore, CA - June 19: Adrian Buchan, of Australia,
Adrian Buchan of Australia watches a perfect wave go unridden after a competitor fell before he competed in the men's qualifying rounds Saturday at the Jeep Surf Ranch Pro event in Lemoore, Calif. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Gabriel Medina, two-time WSL world champion from Brazil, stretches alone
Gabriel Medina, a two-time World Surf League world champion from Brazil, stretches after competing in the men's qualifying rounds Saturday at the Jeep Surf Ranch Pro competition. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Tsutomu Igarashi, folds his hands during a quiet moment to himself
Tsutomu Igarashi folds his hands during a quiet moment before his son, Kanoa Igarashi of Huntington Beach, competes Sunday at the Jeep Surf Ranch Pro event. Kanoa Igarashi will be surfing in the Olympics for Japan. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Carissa Moore of Hawaii.
Carissa Moore, who became the first American female to qualify for surfing's Olympic debut while clinching her fourth surfing world title in Hawaii, does a slashing turn off a wave while competing Saturday in the Jeep Surf Ranch Pro event. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Italo Ferreira, 2019 WSL world champion from Brazil
Italo Ferreira, a Brazilian who was the 2019 WSL world champion, hugs his coach, Mike Parsons, left, on Saturday at the Jeep Surf Ranch Pro competition. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Surf Ranch innovator and 11-time world champion surfer Kelly Slater, of Florida, does a slashing turn off a wave.
Surf Ranch founder and 11-time world champion surfer Kelly Slater does a slashing turn off a wave during the Jeep Surf Ranch Pro on Sunday. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Friends prepare to throw 2015 WSL World Champion Adriano de Souza.
Brazilian surfers and friends prepare to throw 2015 WSL world champion Adriano de Souza, who is retiring at the end of the season, into the water after countryman Filipe Toledo won the Jeep Surf Ranch Pro on Sunday. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Caroline Marks, 19, of San Clemente, a member of Team USA Women's Olympic Surf Team
Caroline Marks, 19, of San Clemente, does a slashing turn while competing in the women's qualifying rounds Saturday. She is a member of the U.S. women's Olympic surf team. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Filipe Toledo, of Brazil celebrates by pushing his child around of his surfboard on Father's Day
Filipe Toledo of Brazil pushes his child on his surfboard on Father's Day after winning the Jeep Surf Ranch Pro competition Sunday in Lemoore, Calif. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)
Ricardo Toledo hugs his son, Filipe Toledo of Brazil, on a special father's day while fellow countrymen.
Ricardo Toledo hugs his son, Filipe Toledo of Brazil, on a special Father's Day while countrymen, friends and family celebrate Filipe's victory in the Jeep Surf Ranch Pro competition. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Johanne Defay, of France, celebrates defeating reigning Surf Ranch champion and four-time world champion Carissa Moore
Johanne Defay of France celebrates defeating reigning Surf Ranch champion and four-time world champion Carissa Moore of Hawaii to win the Jeep Surf Ranch Pro event Sunday. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

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