Michel Bourez: a perfect surfing year | Photo: ASP/Cestari

Michel Bourez conquered the 2014 Vans World Cup of Surfing, in triple overhead waves, at Sunset Beach.

The Tahitian surfer defeated Dusty Payne, Sebastian Zietz and Ian Walsh in the four-man final. He ended up taking the second jewel of the Triple Crown of Surfing with a total score of 18.13 points.

"It took a lot to get that win today, but I just tried to stay positive and tell myself that there's always a chance and an opportunity. I really wanted to come here and get a big result so I can finish the year really well," underlined Bourez.

"It's going to take a lot to do well next year and I know exactly what I have to do to win events in 2015. I'm going to try to do my best to stay in the top three and stay close to the world title. I'm not really thinking about the Triple Crown this year; my main goal will be to stay in the Top 5."

Michel Bourez is currently sitting in second place in the on the Vans Triple Crown series ratings behind Dusty Payne. The winner of the prestigious trophy will be decided at the 2014 Billabong Pipe Masters, the last surfing event of the year.

2014 Vans World Cup of Surfing | Final

1. Michel Bourez (PYF) 18.13pts - $40,000
2. Dusty Payne (HAW) 14.60pts - $20,000
3. Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 8.93pts - $12,000
4. Ian Walsh (HAW) 4.90pts - $10,000