Timmy Curran Wins Katin Pro
Hurley last won the event in 2009 and came in second in 2010. Last year’s reigning champion Chris Waring (Seal Beach, CA), 23, finished in second-place this year, with Micah Byrne (Huntington Beach, CA), 29, in third, and Tanner Gudauskas (San Clemente, CA), 22, in fourth.
The Katin Pro-Am Team Challenge’s unique format hosts four-man teams, with each surfer gaining points for their respective group by advancing through heats. While an individual Katin Pro-Am Team Champion is crowned, the team with the most points at the end of the event is the overall champion. The four teams earning the most points shared in $15,000 worth of advertising and the top eight individuals received a cash payout worth $10,000 and prizes from sponsors.
Curran lived up to his reputation as one of the game’s top aerial specialists, launching the event’s most progressive maneuvers in the Final. He notched the highest single-wave score of a near-perfect 9.77 out of 10 for a massive frontside air-reverse on a lefthand ramp. He also earned the event’s highest heat-total, 18.50 out of 20, to leave fellow finalists Chris Waring, Micah Byrne and Tanner Gudauskas in need of two scores to overtake the progressive goofy-footer.
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