Danny Fuller wins the HIC Pro 2014

November 10, 2014 | Surfing
Danny Fuller: drawing the line at Sunset Beach | Photo: ASP

Danny Fuller has won the HIC Pro 2014, at Sunset Beach, Hawaii. It's his first event win in a 15-year surfing career.

Fuller, 32, has qualified for the Triple Crown of Surfing in triple-overhead surf, beating Dream Tour surfer Frederick Patacchia, defending HIC Pro champion Mason Ho and Billy Kemper.

"My mom has sacrificed so much for me along the way, so to dedicate this win to her means so much. This moment feels surreal, but I feel like I've earned it. I finally realized that if I can surf at my best performance, I can be as good as anybody," expressed Fuller.

"I've made finals at Pipeline and here before, but there's only once I was in all three events of the Triple Crown and unfortunately I suffered a back injury right before it. It's Hawaii. Dreams are made and broken. I've just got to keep it positive and do my best."

Fuller, who is also an ocean photographer, defeated three former HIC Pro champions and surfed five rounds in the last day before tasting the ultimate victory.

Eleven Hawaiian surfers have secured a ticket to the Reef Hawaiian Pro: Danny Fuller, Billy Kemper, Joel Centeio, Pancho Sullivan, Jamie O'Brien, Reef McIntosh, Landon McNamara, Ian Walsh, Imaikalani Devault, Seth and Isaiah Moniz.

HIC Pro 2014 | Final

1. Danny Fuller (HAW), 14.9 points
2. Fred Patacchia (HAW), 10.65 points
3. Mason Ho (HAW), 9.7 points
4. Billy Kemper (HAW), 8.65 points

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