World Tour Surfers Dominate
Posted 03/26/2011 12:37:52 by Bobby
Quarterfinalists have been decided at the Vans Pier Classic, with ASP World Tour surfers Adriano de Souza, Damien Hobgood and Gabe Kling building momentum in the Round of 32 today. De Souza went absolutely ballistic in his heat today, launching a mind-blowing frontside air-reverse, only to follow up with a second air on the inside reform to earn the highest single-wave score of the entire contest of an almost-perfect 9.70 to add on to his 8.03 to take a commanding heat win.
Also flaring today was veteran competitor Damien Hobgood. The Floridian dominated the lefts breaking into Huntington Pier with timeless power-surfing to snag a 16.43 to take his slot into the Quarterfinals while fellow East Coaster Gabe Kling also took to the lefts, detonating the wedgy waves on his backhand to take a solid heat win as well.