Taj Burrow gewinnt die O'Neill Coldwater Classic

Joel Parkinson baut seine ASP WCT Führung weiter aus

STEAMER LANE, Santa Cruz/Kalifornien (Dienstag, den 6.November 2012) – Taj Burrow gewinnt den neunten von insgesamt zehn WCT Stopps gegen seinen Landsmann Matt Wilkinson (AUS), 24, in soliden zwei Metern Wellen in Steamer Lane.

Mit dem Australier Taj Burrow ist auf der WCT immer zu rechnen. Nachdem Sieg beim Quiksilver Pro in Australien holte er sich seinen zweiten Contest Sieg in diesem Jahr.

“This win feels incredible,” meint Burrow. “It happens sometimes where you never feel like you have the best heats. I was kind of in the zone. I never really had a good heat the whole event, but I still felt good. It’s such a tricky wave and I guess the only thing that helped was my wave count. That Final was the battle of the back-ups. We both stacked it on a couple and we were in a fluster. Wilko (Matt Wilkinson) fell on that last one and he would have got the score, but I’ll take it.”

O’NEILL COLDWATER CLASSIC FINALE:
1 – Taj Burrow (AUS) 13.10
2 – Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 12.70

O’NEILL COLDWATER CLASSIC HALBFINALE:
SF 1: Taj Burrow (AUS) 14.57 def. Travis Logie (ZAF) 12.40
SF 2: Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 17.73 def. Michel Bourez (PYF) 12.10

O’NEILL COLDWATER CLASSIC VIERTELFINALE:
QF 1: Taj Burrow (AUS) 13.83 def. Gabriel Medina (BRA) 8.60
QF 2: Travis Logie (ZAF) 13.83 def. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 13.00

O’NEILL COLDWATER CLASSIC RUNDE 5:
Heat 1: Gabriel Medina (BRA) 13.16 def. Alejo Muniz (BRA) 6.70
Heat 2: Travis Logie (ZAF) 10.50 def. Raoni Monteiro (BRA) 8.90
Heat 3: Michel Bourez (PYF) 15.00 def. Damien Hobgood (USA) 8.00
Heat 4: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 10.50 def. Kelly Slater (USA) 9.40

CURRENT ASP WCT TOP 5 (After O’Neill Coldwater Classic):

  1. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 53,900 pts
  2. Kelly Slater (USA) 50,700 pts
  3. Mick Fanning (AUS) 47,000 pts
  4. John John Florence (HAW) 44,350 pts
  5. Adriano de Souza (BRA) 42,350 pts
Aufkleber sce minimal Jeff Johannson