Pete Devries Wins Rip Curl Pro Tofino

Pete Devries

2013 Rip Curl Pro Tofino winner Pete Devries.

Pete Devries Claims Victory At Rip Curl Pro Tofino/Canadian Surfing Championship

The Rip Curl Pro Tofino presented by Monster Energy runs under ideal conditions this past weekend at Cox Bay in Tofino, B.C.

Defending champion Peter Devries reclaimed victory on Sunday at the Rip Curl Pro Tofino. Waves and weather conditions came together perfectly bringing more spectators than ever to watch Canada's top surfers battle in the final heats of the championship at Cox Bay. Four-time champion Devries surfed against top ranked Canadian professionals Noah Cohan, Sepp Bruhwiler and Australian Ben Murphy. The final four moved through three rounds, beating out more than 40 other surfers who came to the beach to compete for the $12,500 prize purse – the largest prize purse in Canada.

"In earlier rounds Devries looked beatable, but when it came to the final heat he hit another gear, [maximizing] scoring potential to seal the Rip Curl Pro Tofino crown for the fifth time," said Contest Director and Canadian Surfing Association President Dom Domic. "He has solidified his dominance in the Canadian surf scene with this win alongside his Cold Water Classic win up against the world's best in 2009."

Recently sanctioned by the Canadian Surfing Association (CSA), the Rip Curl Pro Tofino is now the official Canadian Surfing Championship. For the first time, this weekend's event has delivered a national champion in each division including Pro Men, Pro Women, Masters, Men's Longboard, and Women's Longboard, and junior divisions.

Rip Curl Pro Tofino 2013 Results:

Pro Men:
1st – Peter Devries |
2nd – Sepp Bruhwiler
3rd – Noah Cohen
4th – Ben Murphy

Pro Women:
1st – Sara Taylor
2nd – Catherine Bruhwiler
3rd – Hanna Scott
4th – Leah Oke

Men's Longboard:
1st – Ollie Atkey
2nd – Reid Jackson
3rd – Robbie Ferguson
4th – Leo Dasilva

Women's Longboard:
1st – Emily Ballard
2nd – Hanna Scott
3rd – Sherrie Houghton
4th – Leah Oke

1st – Raph Bruhwiler
2nd – Greg Urata
3rd – Jens Kalwa
4th – Catherine Bruhwiler

Under 16 Boys:
1st – Dylan Lee
2nd – Kalum Bruhwiler
3rd – Freddy Sanford
4th – Jesse Clarkson

Under 12 Boys:
1st – Freddy Sanford
2nd – Reed Platenius
3rd – Connor Alexander
4th – Aiden Sutherland

Under 12 Girls:
1st – Keanna Hasz
2nd – Chloe Platenius
3rd – Sofia Bruhwiler
4th – Abbi Venizelos-Warren

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