- 07 August 2014 | Surfing
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.
Taylor Knox (USA) 17.60 Dave Rastovich (AUS) 17.20
Taylor Knox (Aus) 15.43, Sunny Garcia (USA) 12.77
David Rastovich (Haw) 18.24, Fabio Gouveia (BRZ) 11.66