Mark McCarthy: flying to victory at Yo-Yo's reef | Photo: KWCC

The one and only Mark McCarthy has been crowned king of the Kumba West Coast Classic 2015, held in warm offshore winds and perfect two-to-three foot waves at Yo-Yo's reef.

The tow-out final was tough as the wind started to come up. But Mark McCarthy and Sacha Specker wouldn't be slowed down, timing each was perfectly and flying higher and higher each time.

Both Dylan's were left playing catch-up for most of the heat. When the final buzzer went, Mark McCarthy came first, Sacha Specker second, Dylan van Tonder third and Dylan le Roux fourth.

McCarthy has won his third Kumba West Coast Classic title. He takes home a grand prize of R20,000 for impressive 12-foot backflips.

Storm Prestwich and Dylan Le Roux performed the "Move of the Contest," Sacha Specker won the Drop-Knee division, and Skye Bothma conquered the Ladies category. Tristan Roberts took the Junior trophy.

Kumba West Coast Classic 2015 | Final Results

Pro Men
1. Mark McCarthy
2. Sacha Specker
3. Dylan van Tonder
4. Dylan le Roux

Ladies
1. Skye Bothma
2. Rosie Lombard
3. Susanne Joubert
4. Truné Snyman

Drop-Knee
1. Sacha Specker
2. Dune Barker
3. Terence Pieters
4. Adam Morley
5. Dylan van Tonder

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