- 04 April 2011 | Bodyboarding
Jake Stone has conquered the 2011 QAB Pro, held in clean three-foot waves, at Duranbah Beach. The Western Australian bodyboarder ignited the final heat by pulling a 'Double-Roll' that had the whole beach frothing.
Stone finished his performance with an incredible 17.50 heat total to take first place over fellow high scorer and defending champion Hayato Enokido, from Japan, who also posted two 8.5’s to tally 16.00.
"I’m stoked", said Stone. "There we some sick little rip-bowls and wedges to launch off today. I am starting this year fitter and with a clear head so I am amped".
"Hayato almost got me, he surfs good but I’ve been waiting to pull out a double roll in competition for a while and, well, it worked for me today" he added.
The Japanese rider used his trade-markARS (air-roll-spin) to full use today and was content with second. "I am happy" he laughed. Third place went to local rider Joe Clark. Sunshine Coaster Lauchie Cramsie was forth. Cramsie was one of the standouts of the whole event and has firmly stamped himself amongst the best riders in Australia.
In the Drop Knee final, Dave Winchester threw tail and blasted lips to walk away the winner ahead of Aden Kleve, Zac Sonner, and Dane Pope. The Soldiers Beach Pro is up next.
Result of the 2011 QAB Pro final:
1. Jake Stone
2. Hayato Enokido
3. Joe Clarke
4. Lachlan Cramsie