- 13 July 2014 | Surfing
Luke Davis has conquered the 2014 Surf Open Acapulco, at Playa Revolcadero, Mexico.
The surfer from San Clemente has taken out his first ever ASP Qualifying Series victory, in the final against Noe Mar McGonagle, the stand out of the whole event.
Davis opened the decisive heat with two different airs in a long right-hander, to earn an impressive 8.00-point score. Later, he backed it with another solid ride.
"I love Acapulco. This event has been so fun. Since the day, I got here I've just felt really comfortable, and everything has been really positive," says Davis.
"The last time I made a final was in Virginia about four years ago, where Brother (Kolohe Andino) beat me, so to finally win boosts my confidence so much. I'm just going to go back home now and surf, relax, and get ready for the U.S. Open."
Noe Mar McGonagle secured his first-ever Qualifying Series' final, and he will walk away with 750 points. Noe's second place finish betters his result from last year in Acapulco where he finished equal ninth.
“My goal was to better my result from last year, so I accomplished that. I felt really confident going into the final, but the waves just didn't come to me, and my strategy didn't work out how it had in other heats. To make my first QS Final feels amazing though and hopefully I can build from here," adds McGonagle.
2014 Surf Open Acapulco Final
Luke Davis (USA) 15.97, def. Noe Mar McGonagle (CRI) 13.63