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Al Hunt's WQS readings: Dantas up, Gudauskas down


Wiggoly Dantas & Pablo Paulino : photo Aquashot/ASP Europe


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Al Hunt's WQS readings: Dantas up, Gudauskas down

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 12 August, 2008 : - - Just the one ASP WQS event this week in Newquay, England where the ASP WQS 5-Star Rip Curl Boardmasters has been run and won by Wiggolly Dantas from Brazil, with fellow Brazilians taking second, Pablo Paulino, and third, Pedro Henrique, along with South Africa’s David Weare.

In the ratings, other than Nathaniel Curran still holding the No. 1 spot, everyone else as far down as 25th has had a ratings change. Dantas, with his win, has jumped from 122nd to 73rd. Weare from 5th to 2nd, Henrique from 4th to 3rd, Davidson 6th to 4th, Paulino the big mover from 20th to 7th along with Marlon Lipke from 17th to 9th and Yadin Nicol 22nd to 14th.

Those that dropped places were Patrick Gudauskas 2nd to 5th and Hizunome Bettero 3rd to 6th.

The current Top 20 are as follows:

Curran,Nathaniel USA 11225
Weare,David ZAF 10050
Henrique,Pedro BRA 9838
Davidson,Chris AUS 9594
Gudauskas,Patrick USA 9357
Bettero,Hizunome BRA 9325
Paulino,Pablo BRA 9225
Garcia,Sunny HAW 8925
Lipke,Marlon DEU 8863
Courtney,Drew AUS 8850
Yeomans,Nathan USA 8775
Simpson,Brett USA 8725
Emslie,Greg ZAF 8625
Nicol,Yadin AUS 8600
Robertson,Adam (Vic) AUS 8539
Monteiro,Raoni BRA 8363
Melling,Adam AUS 8350
Ware,Austin USA 8325
Gossmann,Shaun AUS 8313
Muscroft,Nic AUS 8300

As you can see, other than the Top 3 there is only a matter of 1,000 points between everyone else, which can easily be made up in one event. The ASP WQS 6-Star Lacanau Pro starts tomorrow so expect a lot more ratings changes.

Only other events this week were two junior ones both sponsored by Oakley. In Japan, the winner was Noboyuki Osawa, and in Lacanau, the winner was Miguel Pupo, who earned himself a last round wildcard slot into the ASP WQS 6-Star Lacanau Pro.

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