Taylor Knox: riding the MR twin-fin formula

Taylor Knox stole the Twin-Fin Round of the 2014 Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy, at Sultan's Point.

The Californian surfer managed to come from behind after falling on a potentially high scoring ride just before Dave Rastovich locked in a heat high 9.70 wave score at the ten-minute mark.

"I was getting so frustrated after I fell on that big one. It was such a good wave, but I knew I was surfing good and the board was looking great and that I could get the score if the waves came to me," explained Knox.

The clean, playful 1.5 meter (3- to 5-foot) surf allowed Rastovich to show his competitive groove in the rolling reef break waves of Sultans Point.

"Yeah, it's been awesome, It's a lot of fun, it's a lot like surfing a point break back home on the Gold Coast and I'm pretty much always surfing on Twin Fins and Fishes anyway, so this whole format suits me," added Rastovich.

Twin-Fin Finals
Taylor Knox (USA) 17.60 Dave Rastovich (AUS) 17.20

Twin-Fin Semifinals
Taylor Knox (Aus) 15.43, Sunny Garcia (USA) 12.77
David Rastovich (Haw) 18.24, Fabio Gouveia (BRZ) 11.66