- 26 May 2014 | Surfing
Wiggolly Dantas defeated Keanu Asing to claim the 2014 Quiksilver Saquarema Prime, held in Brazil.
Waves in the 4-6 foot range (1.5-2 metres), strong currents and onshore winds would have made for even more challenging conditions for the athletes if it were not for the jet ski assists.
Regardless of the conditions, fans packed the beach to watch their favorite athletes battle it out for the title of the first Prime event of 2014.
Dantas secured victory by a very narrow margin - 11.17 points against 11.07 points - and steals 6,500 points toward his ASP Qualifying Series rankings.
"Saquarema is the best. We surfed great waves all week long and I'm so happy to have won this event. It's a shame that the final didn't have more waves, which made things tense," explains Dantas.
"Neither of us had a high-score; so either of us could have won. I got nervous because Keanu caught a few at the end, but luckily he didn't get the score and I ended up with the title."
2014 Quiksilver Saquarema Prime Final
Wiggolly Dantas (BRA), 11.17 def. Keanu Asing (HAW), 11.07