O’Neill World Cup, we have the winnersDecember 3rd, 2010 by admin received Comments Off Tweet
Yesterday the winners of the O’Neill World Cup have been crowned.
Among the men, the victory is of Raoni Monteiro, 28 years from Brazil, who became the first South American male in 20 years to win the O’Neill World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach, since Fabio Gouveia in 1991. Monteiro is only the second South American male in the 28-year history of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing to win any event here. His victory today was worth $20,000 and major credibility.
Second was Julian Wilson, third Granger Larsen and fourth Josh Kerr.
The third and final stop of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing is the Billabong Pipe Masters, that has a holding period of December 8-20.
Among the women, Tyler Wright (AUS), 16, won the O’Neill Women’s World Cup of Surfing, topping Sunset Beach local Coco Ho (HAW), 19, reigning four-time ASP Women’s World Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 22, and ASP Women’s World Tour No. 2 Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), 19, in two-to-four foot (1 metre) surf at Sunset Beach.
Tyler Wright, competing for the first time of her young career into theVans Triple Crown, quickly catapulted into the lead in the Final, smashing the event’s highest single-wave score of a 9.57 out of 10 en route to the highest heat total of a 17.24 out of 20.
Second was Coco Ho, third Stephanie Gilmore and fourth Sally Fitzgibbons.
The final stop on the 2010 Women’s Vans Triple Crown will see the current top four surfers on the ratings after the first two jewels, Tyler Wright, Stephanie Gilmore, Coco Ho, and Alana Blanchard (HAW), 20, battle for the prestigious ASP Specialty Series title in a one-heat battle at Pipeline, the Vans Duel for the Jewel. The event will take place during the Billabong Pipe Masters waiting period, December 8 through 20th, 2010.
The O’Neill World Cup is the second stop of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing consists of three men’s and three women’s professional surfing events that are the final stop on the 2010 Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour. In its 28th year, the Vans Triple Crown is considered the most prestigious title in surfing next to the ASP World Title.
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