Mr Price Pro Ballito Round One Results

After a lay day, July 2nd marked the first day of competition for the Mr Price Pro Ballito, South Africa. 

 

 

Julian Wilson flying high Image: Cestari Source: surf.transworld.net

Julian Wilson flying high
Image: Cestari
Source: surf.transworld.net

 

The swell began as only half a metre and increased to a metre in height as the day progressed.

 

Bigger scores were locked in resulting in some major upsets within the final stages of the heats.

 

Matt Wilkinson was unable to source the right waves and only posted a 5.03 in heat one of the round of 96.

 

Jesse Mendes took out first position against Wilkinson and advanced through to the round of 48.

 

Alejo Muniz was successful in heat nine, posting a mid range two wave score of 14.47.

 

A major upset was caused in heat 12 as Jordy Smith placed second just behind former World Junior Champion, Maxime Huscenot.

 

Huscenot topped Smith’s 13.50 with a combined score of 15.40 as he sourced the vital waves to secure the win.

 

“It was a tough heat because for me, Jordy is the best surfer at the moment,” Huscenot said after the heat.

 

Current World number 11, Julian Wilson also claimed a win in heat 13, finishing off with a combined score of 12.50.

 

The first 18 heats of round one were completed, with six heats still yet to take place.

 

Round of 96 scores:

Heat 1:

1.Jesse Mendes 12.57 (BRA) 2.Gabriel Villaran 11.16 (PER) 3.Matthew Bromley 8.64 (ZAF) 4. Matt Wilkinson 5.03 (AUS)

 

Heat 2:

1. Caio Ibelli 12.94 (BRA) 2. Granger Larsen 11.66 (HAW) 3. Gavin Gillette 10.26 (HAW) 4. Lincoln Taylor 10.00 (AUS)

 

Heat 3:

1. Ramzi Boukhiam 12.97 (MAR) 2. Garrett Parkes 10.83 (AUS) 3. Flavio Nakagima 10.73 (BRA) 4. Willian Cardoso 8.74 (BRA)

 

Heat 4:

1. Michael Dunphy 10.76 (USA) 2. Miguel Pupo 9.93 (BRA) 3. Ty Watson 8.60 (AUS)         4. Heath Joske 8.23 (AUS)

 

Heat 5:

1. Bernado Miranda 11.94 (BRA) 2. Fredrick Patacchia 11.63 (HAW) 3. Alain Riou 10.34 (PYF) 4. Gony Zubizarreta 8.87 (ESP)

 

Heat 6:

1. Stu Kennedy 14.24 (AUS) 2. Aritz Aranburu 13.94 (EUK) 3. Hodci Collazo 9.52 (EUK)   4. Romain Cloitrc 4.43 (FRA)

 

Heat 7:

1. Kiron Jabour 14.33 (AUS) 2. Jay Thompson 10.40 (AUS) 3. Cristobal De Col 9.43 (PER) 4. Davey Brand 8.63 (AUS)

 

Heat 8:

1. Thomas Woods 12.03 (AUS) 2. Davey Cathels 11.67 (AUS) 3. Travis Logie 11.14 (ZAF) 4. Chad Du Toit 6.07 (ZAF)

 

Heat 9:

1. Alejo Muniz 14.47 (BRA) 2. Matt Banting 12.37 (AUS) 3. Evan Geiselman 11.83 (USA)  4. Luel Felipe 9.80 (BRA)

 

Stu Kennedy gets some air time. Image: Mr Price/Cestari Source: www.mrpricepro.com

Stu Kennedy gets some air time.
Image: Mr Price/Cestari
Source: www.mrpricepro.com

 

Heat 10:

1. Ezekiel Lau 15.57 (HAW) 2. Mitchel Coleborn 15.17 (AUS) 3. David Van Zyl 10.37 (ZAF) 4. Cory Arrambide 10.23 (USA)

 

Heat 11:

1. Beyrick De Vries 13.73 (ZAF) 2. Marlon Lipke 13.44 (PRT) 3. Torrey Meister 12.77 (HAW) 4. Dale Staples 12.43 (ZAF)

 

Heat 12:

1. Maxime Huscenot 15.40 (FRA) 2. Jordy Smith 13.50 (ZAF) 3. Nathan Yeomans 13.00 (USA) 4. Slade Prestwich 8.80 (ZAF)

 

Heat 13:

1. Julian Wilson 12.50 (AUS) 2. Dylan Lightfoot 10.46 (ZAF) 3. Wiggolly Dantas 9.40 (BRA) 4. Gabe Kling 8.80

 

Heat 14:

1. Messias Felix 12.76 (BRA) 2. Chris Friend 12.10 (AUS) 3. Keanu Asking 9.57 (HAW)    4. Jonathan Gonzalez 7.53 (CNY)

 

Heat 15:

1. Joan Duru 15.33 (FRA) 2. Dion Atkinson 12.84 (AUS) 3. Michael February 11.93 (ZAF) 4. Conner Coffin 8.26 (USA)

 

Heat 16:

1. David do Carmo 13.40 (BRA) 2. Nathan Hedge 9.97 (AUS) 3. Nathaniel Curran 8.80 (USA) 4. Dusty Payne 6.80 (HAW)

 

Heat 17:

1. Kolohe Andino 14.26 (USA) 2. Billy Stairmand 11.90 (NZL) Jack Freestone 11.90 (AUS) 4. Steven Sawyer 9.50 (ZAF)

 

Heat 18:

1. Jadson Andre 16.50 (BRA) 2. Tom Whitakker 12.33 (AUS) 3. Jano Belo 9.67 (BRA)      4. Manuel Selman 8.40 (CHL)

 

The next call for competition is 7am June 3, local South African time (3pm AEST).

 

Written by Madison Heinze

 

 

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