Marshall Watson: the barrel is waiting for you

Marshall Watson has conquered the 2013 Be the Influence Knights Beach Pro, at Port Elliott, South Australia.

With clean and punchy three-to-four feet waves (1.5 meters), Watson made his intentions known from the moment the final got underway against Lachlan Cramsie.

The talented rider and current Australasian Open Men's champion used his explosive and polished attack to notch up a 7.40 for an ARS to clinch the thrilling final.

"I'm so happy to have got this win at my home break. The waves were amazing out here today and I managed to find three or so OK waves that allowed me to lock in decent scores at the start", says Watson.

"Lachie has been surfing so well all event and that ten-point ride he scored in his quarter-final was unbelievable, so I knew I just had to get onto the best possible waves I could", he adds.

As an added bonus Cramsie moves into the lead on the 2013 Rebel Pro Tour rankings, ahead of Jones Russell with Marshall Watson in third.

Local rider Dylan Beach claimed victory in SA State round and will now lead the team to Coffs Harbour in November for the Nationals.

The last event on the 2013 Rebel Pro Tour will be a $10,000 mobile event, in the Coffs Harbour district, in conjunction with the RAW Nationals, between November 12th-16th.

2013 Be the Influence Knights Beach Pro:

1. Marshal Watson (SA)
2. Lachlan Cramsie (Qld)
3. Lewy Finnegan and Davis Blackwell (WA)

SA State Round:

1. Dylan Beach
2. Jasper Ashmore
3. Alistair Corstan
4. Matt Heavyside

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