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Kolohe Andino © ASP / Will Hayden-Smith


Fantastic Noodles Kangaroo Island Pro

ASP 6-Star Men's event
Vivonne Bay, South Australia
4 - 9 November 2011

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Andino currently steamrolling into World Title Series qualification  |  Slideshow

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 9 November, 2011 : - - Vivonne Bay, Kangaroo Island – South Australia -- Kolohe Andino (USA) has taken out the Final of the inaugural Fantastic Noodles Kangaroo Island Pro over Jay Quinn (NZL) in an action packed day of surfing today. The surf picked up, but so did the wind as competitors went to battle in the 2 – 3 foot (1 meter) blustery waves at Vivonne Bay, Kangaroo Island.

Andino entered the Fantastic Noodles Kangaroo Island Pro as the number one seed with his eyes firmly set on qualifying for the ASP World Title Series for 2012. His intentions were made clear from the first heat of the event, launching into massive blow tail turns and monster airs. Andino didn’t sit still in the final, catching wave after wave, carving from top to bottom and launching into the air whenever a ramp popped up. After winning his 3rd consecutive ASP 6-Star event Andino now sits at 24th on the ASP One World Rankings.

“It feels kind of surreal right now,” Andino said. “Hopefully I can make the ASP World Title Series for next year now. I’m just competitive and want to win, I knew there was a lot of opportunity for me to do well here and I’m happy it went my way. With guys like Gabriel Medina winning events on tour, I just really want to get there. After he won that last event I just thought that I have to be on there too.”

Quinn played the waiting game in the final, holding priority until the bigger sets came through. But they weren’t enough to see him take top honours at the 2011 Fantastic Noodles Kangaroo Island Pro. Quinn’s powerful carves impressed the crowds and the judges all event, but he struggled in the wind affected conditions in the final.


Kolohe Andino © ASP / Will Hayden-Smith  |  Slideshow

“I could be feeling a lot better right now, but there wasn’t a lot more I could do out there,” Quinn said. “Kolohe (Andino) can get 8-point-rides on knee high waves and I can’t. This is a good result and should push me up the ratings a few spots which is good, I go into Hawaii with a bit of confidence, if I manage to get there.”

Mitch Crews (AUS) was one of the form surfers of the entire event, but came up against a red-hot Kolohe Andino (USA) in Semifinal 1. Crews posted a couple of decent scores, but couldn’t match Andino’s ruthless backhand attack after he netted a heat total of 17.17 (out of a possible 20). Crews has now jumped from 63rd to 56th on the ASP One World Rankings.

“I’m pretty bummed because I was really determined to win this one,” Crews said. “In the last 5 events I’ve had 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 9th and now this is another 3rd, I’ve come so close I just want to win one. Brother (Kolohe Andino) is unstoppable right now. There was 20 minutes to go and I know I needed a big score and I knew that if a set came that I could get an 8.00 or 9.00. A small one came through and I landed a backhand air and scored 8.77 and thought I was back in it, but no other good waves came through.”


Mitch Crews © ASP / Will Hayden-Smith  |  Slideshow

Kolohe Andino (USA) 15.33 def. Jay Quinn (NZL) 13.64

SF1: Kolohe Andino (USA) 17.17 def. Mitch Crews (AUS) 15.27
SF2: Jay Quinn (NZL) 11.83 def. Richard Christie (NZL) 8.50

QF1: Kolohe Andino (USA) 16.20 def. Michael Dunphy (USA) 14.50
QF2: Mitch Crews (AUS) 12.76 def. Evan Geiselman (USA) 11.17
QF3: Jay Quinn (NZL) 13.90 def. Billy Stairmand (NZL)
QF4: Richard Christie (NZL) 13.17 def. Perth Standlick (AUS) 9.80

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Current One World Rankings

1 Slater,Kelly  USA
2 Parkinson,Joel  AUS
3 Wright,Owen  AUS
4 Burrow,Taj  AUS
4 Smith,Jordy ZAF
6 De Souza,Adriano BRA
7 Wilson,Julian  AUS
8 Medina,Gabriel  BRA
9 Flores,Jeremy  FRA
10 Muniz,Alejo  BRA
11 Kerr,Josh  AUS
12 Bourez,Michel PYF
13 Durbidge,Bede  AUS
14 Fanning,Mick  AUS
15 Hobgood,Damien  USA
16 Buchan,Adrian  AUS
17 Alves,Heitor  BRA
18 Pupo,Miguel  BRA
19 Monteiro,Raoni  BRA
20 Knox,Taylor  USA
21 Simpson,Brett  USA
22 Pires,Tiago  PRT
23 Perrow,Kieren  AUS
24 Andino,Kolohe  USA
25 Andre,Jadson BRA
26 Payne,Dusty  HAW
27 Florence,John John HAW
28 Wilkinson,Matt  AUS
29 Gudauskas,Patrick  USA
30 Davidson,Chris  AUS
31 Patacchia,Fredrick HAW
32 Hobgood,C.J. USA
33 Otton,Kai  AUS
34 Logie,Travis ZAF
35 Nicol,Yadin AUS
36 Cardoso,Willian  BRA
37 Melling,Adam  AUS
38 Ross,Daniel  AUS
39 Camarao,Thiago BRA
40 Reynolds,Dane  USA
41 Gudauskas,Tanner USA
42 Mendes,Jesse  BRA
43 Whitaker,Tom AUS
44 Quinn,Jay  NZL
45 Christie,Richard  NZL
46 Larsen,Granger  HAW
47 Faria,Junior  BRA
48 Atkinson,Dion  AUS
49 Bettero,Hizunome  BRA
50 Lopez,Cory  USA

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