Peterson Crisanto: winning in enemy territory

Peterson Crisanto has conquered the 2011 Hurley Pro Junior, held at Burleigh Heads, Australia. The Brazilian surfer took the 6-star ASP event and a USD $25,000 winner’s cheque. Crisanto defeated local favourite Thomas Woods by a short margin - only 0.75 points.

"I’m absolutely speechless. This is definitely the best day of my life," said Crisanto. "There are so many good surfers in this event and to win USD$25,000 is unbelievable," he said. The South American surfer only secured victory after retaliating with a blistering 6.50 ride, on his last wave.

"Falling at the final hurdle and missing out on the cash is a bit hard to swallow, but to pick up a lot of ratings points is awesome and that will go along way to helping me realise my dream of competing on the ASP World Junior Tour," said Woods. "I’d just like to thank all the Burleigh boys for their support and my family for helping me throughout the week," he said.

RESULTS:

Final
Peterson Crisanto (Brazil) 10.00 def. Thomas Woods (Burleigh Heads, Qld) 9.25

Semi-Final One:
Thomas Woods (Burleigh Heads, Qld) 10.25 def. Wade Carmichael (Avoca Beach, NSW) 10.00

Semi-Final Two:
Peterson Crisanto (Brazil) 8.90 def. Conner Coffin (USA) 7.75

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