World Tour rookie Kanoa Igarashi took out his 2nd QS event of the year, moves to first on the QS
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 7 November, 2016 - Quiksilver team surfer Kanoa Igarashi, 19, won the QS 6000 Hang Loose Pro in Brazil by defeating Jadson Andre (Bra) in the final.
This victory – his second of the season after the QS 6000 in Pantin, Spain - propels the Californian World Championship Tour rookie to the QS ratings leading position, confirming a second consecutive year on the Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour in 2017.
"It feels incredible to win again in Brazil." Kanoa Igarashi said. "It’s really similar to last year, when I needed a good result to qualify for the WCT. Now I can go to Hawaii without any extra pressure and just have fun there."
As good news never comes alone, Quiksilver is really proud to have 3 of its surfing team members leading the current overall rankings with just 2 remaining events : Kanoa as leader, Leonardo Fioravanti (Ita) in the runner up position and Connor O’Leary (Aus) in third place. All of them now securing their respectful places into the CT next year.