Brian Toth: nice shorts, mate

Brian Toth has defeated Mitch Coleborn to win the inaugural Quiksilver Clasico Mazatlan, an ASP 4-Star surfing contest, by a score of 14.33 to 11.76. The inconsistent two-to-three foot surf of Playa Camaron, the Mexican lefthand pointbreak, offered important points towards up-and-coming surfers' ASP World Ranking.

"I can’t believe it," Toth said. "Mitch (Coleborn) was getting scores all day and I knew he could turn a three-footer into a 7.5. I started off with that 8 and got another 6. When they said 8, I thought ‘this heat is mine; it’s got to be mine.’ With 10 minutes left I was just hoping it would go flat. Hats off to Mitch, he’s been ripping this whole event."

Toth's dominant performance at Playa Camaron also marks his first career ASP victory and the talented goofy-footer was elated to join his elite list of friends who have also earned ASP victories.

"I was asking my friend Roy Powers what it was like to win an event on the first day of this contest, because I’d never known, and I had never known that feeling," Toth said. "I’ve got one title under my belt now and I’m so psyched."

Coleborn was in lethal form en route to his Final match-up against Toth and was consistently responsible for the event’s top scores. The Australian was unable to find the waves needed to surpass Toth after the Puerto Rican’s opening assault in the Final and finished runner-up overall.

"It would have been nice to have won my first final, but the whole contest I was saying that you’ve got to be on the best waves to get the big scores and I was out of position on that first one," Coleborn said. "That was pretty much the heat right there. I’m still stoked to have made the final though, it’s been awesome."

Quiksilver Clasico Mazatlan Final Results:
1 – Brian Toth (PRI) 14.33
2 – Mitchel Coleborn (AUS) 11.76

Quiksilver Clasico Mazatlan Semifinals Results:
SF 1: Brian Toth (PRI) 14.00 def. Nils Schweizer (USA) 10.66
SF 2: Mitchel Coleborn (AUS) 15.87 def. Dylan Goodale (HAW) 13.60