- 10 July 2012 | Surfing
Glenn Hall has claimed the biggest win of his career, after defeating Nathaniel Curran in the final heat of the Mr Price Pro Ballito, held at Willards Beach, in South Africa.
The final waves were surfed with the best swell of the waiting period as solid 1.5 metre, offshore conditions provided the idyllic arena for an action-packed day of world-class surfing.
"It’s the biggest win of my career by far, I kinda felt like if you got the wave out there you could get the score and I was just praying for a wave at the end," Hall said.
"Nathaniel is an amazing surfer and I was pumped to have a Final against him. It was always going to be a tough heat but I’ve learnt never to be content with second and to always push for more until you’ve won."
The Irishman born in Australia held his composure throughout the 35- minute Final, opening with an excellent 8.33, waiting until the final minute to regain his priority, earning more than the required score to snatch the win from Curran.
Hall’s victory comes off the back of a stellar competition season winning a 4-Star in China followed by a runner-up finish at the ASP Prime Lowers Pro at Trestles, California, his consistency rocketing him from 27th to 16th on the World Rankings.
"It’s still a long road ahead and I’m just going to keep trying and see where I end up," Hall explained.
"I’m not doing JBay and I’m proud of my choice. I came here and put all eggs into one basket because if you are here to qualify its about the Primes. That’s my focus so I’m taking it to the next event in America."
Mr Price Pro Ballito Final:
1. Glenn Hall (IRL) 15.00
2. Nathaniel Curran (USA) 13.67