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Willian Cardoso wins Burton Toyota Pro, Newcastle

Willian Cardoso © ASP / Robertson


Newcastle Surfest

ASP 6-Star Burton Toyota Pro Men's Event
ASP 6-Star Hunter Ports Women's Classic Event
Chiko Pro Junior 4-Star Junior Men's & Women's event
Merewether, Newcastle NSW
12 - 18 March 2012

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Willian Cardoso ousts Filipe Toledo after interference call

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 18 March, 2012 : - - Newcastle -- Willian Cardoso (BRA) takes home the coveted Mark Richards trophy after winning the Burton Toyota Pro over Filipe Toledo (BRA) at Newcastle's Surfest today. Overnight the surf increased to 4 foot (1.5 - 2 meters), giving the surfers plenty of opportunity to battle it out. Cardoso has joined the elite winner's list at the Burton Toyota Pro, and is only the third Brazilian to claim the title following in the footsteps of Adriano De Souza (BRA) who won in 2008 and Neco Padaratz (BRA) who won in 2006.

During the Final Toledo was penalised with a priority interference after dropping in on Cardoso without holding priority. The surfer who has priority gets to take any wave of their choosing and has unconditional right of way on their chosen wave. Under ASP rules when a surfer receives a priority interference only one score is counted towards their heat total and their opponent counts two.

Toledo still held the lead until the dying minutes thanks to a monster air-reverse that scored a 9.50 (out of a possible 10), until Cardoso's power gouges saw him earn a heat total of 10.61 (out of a possible 20) and surpass Toledo to claim victory.

"I'm really, really happy!" Cardoso said. "I was here and came 5th when Adriano (De Souza) won. This is so amazing for me! I was really, really nervous when Filipe (Toledo) scored the interference. I only needed a small score and I kept falling. Then I got that 7-point-ride and I knew that I had won and I was so happy."



Willian Cardoso © ASP / Robertson


Toledo who posted the event's only perfect 10-point-ride in the Semifinals, scored a near perfect 9.50 (out of a possible 10) in the final, but was overtaken by Cardoso's top two rides. Toledo has built up a name for himself at this event, with competitors, judges and spectators in awe of the young Brazilian's aerial skills.

"I didn't see him there when I got the interference," Toledo said. "It's disappointing, but I'm happy to get 2nd in an all Brazilian Final. It's good for my seeding because I want to do more ASP Star events this year. I really like doing airs, I've been training a lot and it's working for me."

Chris Friend (AUS) and Mitch Crews (AUS) were the highest placed Australians, both took home equal 5th place finishes after bowing out in their respective Quarterfinal battles. This is the highest Friend has finished at an ASP 6-Star rated event and he was thrilled to collect the valuable 1560 ASP World Tour ratings points.

"This is by far my best result in a 6-Star," Friend said. "I wanted to rack up a few points in the Aussie leg so I can get into J-Bay and some ASP Prime events later in the year. A 5th is great, but I still would have loved to go all the way. I've felt really relaxed all week and I've got some good boards under my feet. I'm feeling confident and comfortable and I think it showed with some big heat scores. I had a rocky start to the year so this is a confidence booster going into the next event."



Filipe Toledo © ASP / Robertson


Willian Cardoso (BRA) 10.16 def. Filipe Toledo (BRA) 9.50

QF 1: Filipe Toledo (BRA) 15.00 def. Gabe Kling (USA) 12.07
QF 2: Willian Cardoso (BRA) 14.40 def. Hizunome Bettero (BRA) 11.27

QF 1: Filipe Toledo (BRA) 16.34 def. Nat Young (USA)
QF 2: Gabe Kling (USA) 15.67 def. Evan Geiselman (USA) 12.37
QF 3: Willian Cardoso (BRA) 14.90 def. Chris Friend (AUS) 14.40
QF 4: Hizunome Bettero (BRA) 16.16 def. Mitch Crews (AUS) 15.76

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Rankings after the Newcastle Surfest


1 Burrow,Taj  AUS 11545
2 Pupo,Miguel  BRA 10750
3 Kerr,Josh  AUS 8016
4 De Souza,Adriano BRA 8000
5 Buchan,Adrian  AUS 7680
6 Smith,Jordy ZAF 7420
7 Parkinson,Joel  AUS 6370
8 Cardoso,Willian  BRA 5900
9 Da Silva,Jean BRA 5450
10 Slater,Kelly  USA 5200
10 Wright,Owen  AUS 5200
12 Wilson,Julian  AUS 5000
13 Duru,Joan FRA 4930
14 Dos Santos,Ricardo BRA 4611
15 Geiselman,Evan  USA 4600
16 Banting,Matt AUS 4561
17 Toth,Brian  PRI 4225
18 Monteiro,Raoni  BRA 4150
19 Alves,Heitor  BRA 4000
19 Bourez,Michel PYF 4000
21 Hobgood,Damien  USA 3980
22 Dantas,Wiggolly  BRA 3836
23 Melling,Adam  AUS 3827
24 Medina,Gabriel  BRA 3820
25 Florence,John John HAW 3750
26 Ward,Chris  USA 3589
27 Kling,Gabe  USA 3420
28 Toledo,Filipe BRA 3340
29 Coleborn,Mitchel AUS 3274
30 Atkinson,Dion  AUS 3086
30 Larsen,Granger  HAW 3086
32 Hall,Glenn  IRL 3080
33 Hermes,Tomas  BRA 3054
34 Ho,Mason  HAW 3035
35 Andino,Kolohe  USA 2986
36 Patacchia,Fredrick HAW 2934
37 Crews,Mitch  AUS 2880
38 Friend,Chris  AUS 2713
39 Wilkinson,Matt  AUS 2652
40 Young,Nat  USA 2565
41 Bettero,Hizunome  BRA 2460
42 Von Rupp,Nic DEU 2430
43 Stairmand,Billy  NZL 2418
44 Miranda,Bernardo BRA 2400
44 Sodre,Yuri BRA 2400
46 Mendes,Jesse  BRA 2350
47 Ribeiro,Alex  BRA 2320
48 Fanning,Mick  AUS 2313
49 Durbidge,Bede  AUS 2242
50 Lacomare,Marc FRA 2186

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Previous reports:
# 1 : Mendes and Buitendag champs at CHIKO Pro Junior
# 2 : Newcastle Surfest kicks off men's/women's events
# 3 : Big scores posted in challenging Surfest conditions
# 4 : Taj Burrow off to strong start at Newcastle's Surfest
# 5 : Freestone fires at Newcastle Surfest, Parko bows out
# 6 : Crunch time: Action at Newcastle Surfest intensifies 
# 7 : Fitzgibbons takes out Manuel, wins Hunter Ports Classic



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About the 2012 Surfest Newcastle Australia
The 2012 Surfest Newcastle Australia features the Burton Toyota Pro (Men's ASP 6-Star) and the Hunter Ports Women's Classic (Women's ASP 6-Star), along with eight supporting events. The event is made possible with the support of Burton Toyota, the Hunter Sports Group and the NSW Government through Destination NSW. Surfest Newcastle Australia is conducted over 12 days from March 7-18 at Merewether beach, a recognised Australian National Surfing Reserve. Merewether is home to festival patron and Australia's most accomplished men's world professional surfing champion, four-time ASP World Champion Mark Richards (1979-82) who presents the winner a trophy in his likeness. 2012 marks the festival's 27th year and with over 800 national and international competitors, Surfest Newcastle Australia is the largest festival of surfing in the southern hemisphere. Get up-to-the minute updates, photos and interviews, as well as the program of events at or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Source: / ASP World Tour

Author: Brooke Cousins / Will Hayden- Smith

Tags: Surfest, Australia, Merewether, Newcastle, ASP, Chika Pro Junior, Butron Toyota Pro, Hunter Ports Women's Classic

Contests: Surfersvillage



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