- 28 August 2013 | Surfing
Tom Curren defeated Pedro Henrique to win the Single Fin division of the Four Seasons Resorts Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy, at Sultan's Point.
Curren, the world's most respected surfer for over two decades in the 1980s and 1990s, used superior wave selection and strategic control of the priority to dominate the final against Henrique.
"I'm very happy with that result. Priority was absolutely vital out there because about one tenth of the waves that came through were actually scoring ones, so I was really concentrating on strategic surfing against those guys today", says Curren.
In a day harkening back the 1970s era when single-fins ruled, flow and traditional full-rail power surfing proved key in the challenging 1.5 metre waves.
Boasting an incredible 15 world titles amongst the six competitors, the performance level was top flight from the opening round through to the final with defending event champion Damien Hardman, Layne Beachley, Tom Carrroll and Taylor Knox, all included in the invitational line-up.
The 2013 Four Seasons Resorts Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy continues with the Twin Fin division.
Final Results of Single Fin Division:
Tom Curren (USA), 14 def. Pedro Henrique (BRA) 7.50