Rip Curl Pro Tofino: the 10th edition took place at Cox Bay | Photo: Canadian Surfing Association

The Rip Curl Pro Tofino is one of the most important surfing events in Canada. And Kevin Schulz took out the 10th edition, at Cox Bay, in British Columbia.

The competition attracted riders from all over the country and crowned the national champions. The final day had chest-high waves and glorious weather.

Peter Devries, six-time Rip Curl Pro Tofino champion, encountered Californian Kevin Schulz in the ultimate showdown. The decisive heat had great performances from both sides. Devries' last-minute heroics was not enough to dethrone Schulz.

"I came up here with the intention of surfing some heats and put it in my mind to come up and win, as well as have fun. I think that's really important in surfing. The whole time I kept my head down and did what I needed to do to make heats, and in the end I came out on top. It feels really good," noted Kevin Schulz.

"This is the biggest win I've ever had, especially an event with an international field. This is a big scale contest and the biggest win of my life."

The Legends 50+ division was taken out by Tom Curren, and Peter Devries ended up being crowned the 2016 Canadian surfing champion. Other division winners include Noah Wegrich (Expression Session), Freddy Sanford (Open Men's), Ben Murphy (Masters 35+), Sean Forrester (Boy's U/18), Robbie Ferguson (Men's Longboard), and Leah Oke (Women's Longboard).

Rip Curl Pro Tofino 2016 | Final

1. Kevin Schulz, 14.40
2. Peter Devries, 14.30

Canadian Surfing Champions

Peter Devries (Pro Men)
Mathea Olin (Womens Pro/Am)
Leah Oke (Longboard Women)
Heath Thompson (Longboard Men)
Sean Forrester (Boy's 18/U)
Ben Murphy (Masters 35+)
Mike Redpath (Legends 50+)
Freddy Sanford (Open Men)
Reed Platenius (Boys 12/U)
Sanoa Olin (Girls 12/U)
Freddy Sanford (Boys 16/U)
Mathea Olin (Girls 16/U)