Brazilian born and Hawaiian bred Kiron Jabour has claimed the biggest win of his career today at the Quiksilver Pro Puerto Escondido in Mexico. The ASP 4 Star event saw an incredible range of surf throughout the waiting period, with the final day climaxing in pumping barrels at the Mexican Pipeline.
Putting their actual Pipeline experience to good use, the Hawaiians dominated all event, and eventually took all 4 slots in the final heat. Last year’s event winner Clay Marzo looked unstoppable all day, but couldn’t find the gems in the final, finishing 4th. Ezekiel Lau continued his roll, following up a win at the Copa Quik event in EL Salvador a few weeks ago with a close second behind Jabour at this event. Zeke is having quite the trip down South. Billy Kemper of Maui would be the 4th Hawaiian to make the final, and placing 3rd.
Quiksilver Pro Puerto Escondido Final Result:
1 – Kiron Jabour (HAW) 16.50
2 – Ezekiel Lau (HAW) 15.50
3 – Billy Kemper (HAW) 6.67
4 – Clay Marzo (HAW) 5.50
Quiksilver Pro Puerto Escondido Semifinals Results:
SF 1: Ezekiel Lau (HAW) 13.60, Clay Marzo (HAW) 13.10, Hank Gaskell (HAW) 11.54, Alvaro Malpartida (PER) 8.77
SF 2: Kiron Jabour (HAW) 15.17, Billy Kemper (HAW) 6.24, Olamana Eleogram (HAW) 4.54, Christian Corzo (MEX) 3.57
Quiksilver Pro Puerto Escondido Quarterfinals Results:
QF 1: Alvaro Malpartida (PER) 13.33, Hank Gaskell (HAW) 6.60, Dylan Southworth (MEX) 5.87, Cristobal de Col (PER) 3.00
QF 2: Clay Marzo (HAW) 13.67, Ezekiel Lau (HAW) 11.73, Manuel Selman (CHL) 10.67, Cory Arrambide (USA) 10.34
QF 3: Olamana Eleogram (HAW) 16.50, Kiron Jabour (HAW) 13.16, Diego Cadena (MEX) 7.40, Gilbert Brown (CRI) 6.50
QF 4: Christian Corzo (MEX), Billy Kemper (HAW), Brett Barley (USA), Dege O’Connell (HAW)