STACKED HEATS AND WOMEN’S QUARTERFINALS HIGHLIGHT SECOND DAY OF RIP CURL PRO TOFINO
TOFINO, BC – It was an eventful second day of the 2018 Rip Curl Pro Tofino, as heavy fog forced heats late into the evening hours at Cox Bay.
Despite delays, a number of divisions completed their heats. The event saw the opening round of Masters (35+) and Women’s Pro/Am, but the Men’s Pro athletes stole the show with a number of incredible performances.
Peter Devries continued his charge for another podium finish, but it was fellow Canadian Cody Young ripping his way to 14.50 for the highest total of the round.
“It was a long day waiting for the fog to lift but I was excited to finally get out there,” said Young. “It was pretty big out there and there was a lot of water moving around. It was really hard to find the right spot in the lineup, but I was lucky that I managed to get a few waves.”
In the following heat, Hawaii’s Elijah Fox layed down some impressive rail surfing to secure his spot in tomorrow’s final day.
“I felt pretty good out there, I got a couple fun rides,” said Fox. “They were hard to find but I’m psyched for tomorrow. I’m feeling good. Last year I competed with a torn MCL but the knee feels good.”
On the Pro/Am women’s side, Hanna Scott dominated the field, scoring 15.27 points as the sun was setting to capture today’s highest overall heat total. The heat total earned Scott a free flight, courtesy of Pacific Coastal Airlines.
Day 2 Pro Men’s Results:
Pro Mens: Round 2: Heat 1
1st: Peter Devries (CAN) 14.00
2nd: Dane Anderson (USA) 12.10
3rd: Michael Darling (CAN) 10.33
4th: Jackson De Gruchy (CAN) 9.27
Pro Mens: Round 2: Heat 2
1st: Dane Mackie (CAN) 13.76
2nd: Shannon Campbell Brown (CAN) 11.17
3rd: Willem Banks (CAN) 9.84
4th: Logan Landry (CAN) 8.73
Pro Mens: Round 2: Heat 3
1st: Cody Young (CAN) 14.50
2nd: Sepp Bruhwiler (CAN) 11.16
3rd: Kalum Bruhwiler Temple (CAN) 9.43
4th: Fred Sanford (CAN) 6.34
Pro Mens: Round 2: Heat 4
1st: Elijah Fox (USA) 13.64
2nd: Colt Ward (USA) 11.60
3rd: Sean Foerster (CAN) 10.40
4th: Greg Urata (USA) 8.33
Pro/Am Womens Quarterfinals
Pro/Am Womens Quarterfinal: Heat 1
1st: Sonoa Passion Dempfle-Olin (CAN) 8.90
2nd: Paige Alms (HAW) 7.93
3rd: Kat Rosene (CAN) 6.76
4th: Chelsey Faire (CAN) – –
Pro/Am Womens Quarterfinal: Heat 2
1st: Tia Blanco (PRI) 14.60
2nd: Leah Oke (CAN) 12.60
3rd: Emily Charlesworth (CAN) 2.50
4th: Alle Bernardi (CAN) – –
Pro/Am Womens Quarterfinal: Heat 3
1st: Hanna Scott (CAN) 15.27
2nd: Mathea Olin (CAN) 10.94
3rd: Dawn Batenchuk (CAN) 6.00
4th: Danielle Nellestyn (CAN) 2.10
The Rip Curl Pro Tofino is supported by Telus, Coors Banquet, Spy Optics, Flor de Cana. In association with Aftanas Surfboards, Flexfit, Tourism Tofino, SBC Surf, Surfline, Coast Mountain Culture, The Zone 91.3, Surfrider Foundation and Pacific Coastal Airlines.