- 19 June 2014 | Surfing
The last 24 surfers of the Los Cabos Open of Surf have been confirmed, in clean two-to-four foot surf at Zippers.
The largest surf contest in Mexico's history plays a crucial role in determining qualifiers for the 2015 ASP World Championship Tour.
While Italo Ferreira secured the highest heat total (16.80 points) of Round 3, Wiggolly Dantas continued his winning ways in Mexico following a victory at the recent Prime in Saquarema.
Thomas Woods got the best of a heavy Australian matchup, topping Matt Banting, who would advance in second, while eliminating two-time World Junior Champion Jack Freestone and South American Guillermo Satt.
“I've been surfing against those guys since the juniors and I just went into it like I was going to have a stacked heat back at home. It was fun and I really enjoyed it and I'm happy to be making some heats," says Woods.
Mahina Maeda was dominant on the opening day of the Women's competition, earning the first perfect 10 point ride for a flawless combination of backhand snaps across the point at Zippers.
"I'm feeling amazing here in Cabo. This is my third year entering in the 6-Stars. I entered as an alternate and I'm so happy that I got in. This wave is very rippable and it's a long right. It's nice to have a few waves to yourself out there!"
Los Cabos Open of Surf Round 3 Results
Heat 1: Davey Cathels (AUS) 13.90, Josh Kerr (AUS) 13.43, Tanner Hendrickson (HAW) 11.67, Hiroto Arai (JPN) 9.77
Heat 2: Italo Ferreira (BRA) 16.80, Billy Stairmand (NZL) 15.77, Maxime Huscenot (FRA) 12.07, Kaito Ohashi (JPN) 11.54
Heat 3: Frederico Morais (PRT) 14.37, Jesse Mendes (BRA) 14.37, Thiago Camarao (BRA) 12.80, Cooper Chapman (AUS) 7.70
Heat 4: Thomas Woods (AUS) 14.63, Matt Banting (AUS) 11.43, Jack Freestone (AUS) 11.00, Guillermo Satt (CHL) 10.63
Heat 5: Wiggolly Dantas (BRA) 15.03, Willian Cardoso (BRA) 12.14, Ian Gouveia (BRA) 11.40, Dylan Goodale (HAW) 10.17
Heat 6: Peterson Crisanto (BRA) 14.70, Carlos Munoz (CRI) 14.30, Dale Staples (ZAF) 10.66, Miguel Tudela (PER)
Heat 7: Tanner Guduaskas (USA) 15.37, Flavio Nakagima (BRA) 14.40, Wade Carmichael (AUS) 12.47, Granger Larsen (HAW) 10.23
Heat 8: Michael Rodrigues (BRA) 14.83, Brett Simpson (USA) 13.77, Marco Giorgi (URY) 13.26, Santiago Muniz (ARG) 8.23
Heat 9: Mitchel Coleborn (AUS) 14.37, Patrick Gudauskas (USA) 13.90, Nic Von Rupp (PRT) 8.93, David Do Carmo (BRA) 5.70
Heat 10: Ryan Callinan (AUS) 15.87, Connor O’Leary (AUS) 13.30, Cory Arrambide (USA) 12.80, Jay Thompson (AUS) 9.77
Heat 11: Medi Veminardi (REU) 11.17, Francisco Bellorin (VEN) 11.10, Steven Pierson (PYF) 10.83, Conner Coffin (USA) 10.74
Heat 12: Dion Atkinson (AUS) 12.46, Kaimana Jaquias (HAW) 11.33, Tim Reyes (USA) 10.10, Messias Felix (BRA) 9.07