- 27 May 2013 | Surfing
Mitchel Coleborn secured the his first career ASP victory by defeating Marc Lacomare, at the 2013 Quiksilver Saquarema Prime, in Itauna Beach, Rio de Janeiro.
The Australian surfer defeated Marc Lacomare in the 3-5 foot range (1-1.5 meters) waves of the Brazilian surf spot. Coleborn jumped in the ASP World Ranking to the 14th place.
Mitchel Coleborn executed fluid carves, big hacks and took out Dion Atkinson in the Quarterfinals and local favorite Raoni Monteiro in the Semifinals.
"I knew it was going to be a difficult heat, but I just tried to stick to my strategy and find the best waves", said Mitchel Coleborn.
"It was crazy because Marc got a 10 right at the end and I couldn't believe it! I got really nervous, but he still needed to get another good score and no other waves came through".
By obtaining a second place finish, Lacomare also jumped into 21st place on the ASP World Ranking and is accumulating valuable points for qualification onto the WCT, in 2014.
"Even though I didn't win, I'm very happy with my result. I was exhausted for the final, but I still got that 10 on an incredible wave. I just wanted to thank everybody here. It was a great week with amazing waves and I'll definitely be leaving Saquarema with good memories", said Lacomare.
2013 Quiksilver Saquarema Prime Final:
Mitchel Coleborn (AUS), 17.60 def. Marc Lacomare (FRA), 15.67