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Clay Marzo victorious at Quiksilver Pro Puerto Escondido


Clay Marzo : photo ASP North America

Quiksilver Pro Puerto Escondido

ASP 3-Star WQS Mens event
Puerto Escondido Oaxaca Mexico
12 - 19 August 2009

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Clay Marzo Marches to Victory at Quiksilver Pro Puerto Escondido

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 18 August, 2009 : - - Puerto Escondido -- Clay Marzo (Maui, HI), 19, claimed the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 3-Star Quiksilver Pro Puerto Escondido in impressive fashion today when he put fellow finalists Junior Faria (BRA), 22, Angelo Lozano (Puerto Escondido, MEX), 22, and Cory Arrambide (Ventura, CA), 19, in a combination situation to take out his first ASP WQS victory.

Although the finalists faced inconsistent conditions at Puerto Escondido, Marzo managed to capitalize on the two best waves and displayed a mind-blowing combination of barrel-riding, progressive tail-drifting turns and reverses to take out the victory.

“I was a little worried because it was a little mixed up out there,” Marzo said. “I got that first score and was able to relax enough to get the other one.” The talented goofy-footer posted an opening score of a solid 8.25 before closing the doors on his competitors when he logged a massive 9.25 (both out of a possible 10) for a committing reverse.

“I saw this section coming and knew I needed to do something big,” Marzo said. “I did a little tack and luckily I did a big throw-tail and came out fins first and was able to spin it around.” Lozano was the top local finisher and marched to a third-place result in front of his home crowd. The local talent won an ASP WQS 3-Star event last year at his home break of Playa Zicatela and the young ripper was happy to claim a podium finish two years in a row.

“I was just happy to make the Final,” Lozano said. “It was hard to get to. You want to win, but you’ve got to just let things flow. If it happens, that’s great, if not, to make it all that way to the Final is really good as well. I’m really happy to have made the podium at home two years in a row.” Lozano waited patiently for a barrel that would offer big scoring potential, but was unable to find what he needed to take the win.

“I was waiting for some barrels out there,” Lozano said. “I saw Clay (Marzo) get a good one, so I wanted to wait for a hollow one. I waited and waited and it never came.” Arrambide, who was a Semifinalist at last year’s ASP WQS event in Puerto Escondido, improved upon his result at this year’s inaugural Quiksilver Pro Puerto Escondido and finished fourth overall.

“I made the Semifinals here last year, so I’m stoked to have improved on my result and make the Final this year,” Arrambide said. The defending ASP North America Pro Junior Series Champion was in top form throughout the event’s entirety and pulled an impressive aerial flip in his Semifinal heat win to secure his podium finish.

“I’ve been practicing them at home,” Arrambide said. “I’ve been watching Dane (Reynolds) do them and they’re pretty inspiring and I’ve wanted to do one in a contest. Finally I pulled one off, it wasn’t big or anything, but I’m stoked I got it.”

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Quiksilver Pro Puerto Escondido Final:
1- Clay Marzo (HAW) 17.50
2- Junior Faria (BRA) 11.50
3- Angelo Lozano (MEX) 8.20
4- Cory Arrambide (USA) 6.20

Quiksilver Pro Puerto Escondido Semifinals Results: (1st and 2nd advance)
SF 1: Angelo Lozano (MEX) 15.65, Clay Marzo (HAW) 13.00, Blake Howard (USA) 11.60, Leandro Usuna (ARG) 11.50
SF 2: Cory Arrambide (USA) 13.50, Junior Faria (BRA) 10.50, Heitor Pereira (BRA) 8.15, Felipe Cesarano (BRA) 5.65

Quiksilver Pro Puerto Escondido Quarterfinals Results: (1st and 2nd advance)
QF 1: Clay Marzo (HAW) 12.50, Leandro Usana (ARG) 9.55, Andrew Bennett (USA) 8.45, Manuel Selman (CHL) 5.80
QF 2: Blake Howard (USA) 15.50, Angelo Lozano (MEX) 7.95, Ashton Madeley (USA) 7.00, Guillermo Satt (CHL) 7.00
QF 3: Cory Arrambide (USA) 14.00, Heitor Pereira (BRA) 11.00, Jeronimo Vargas (BRA) 9.10, Adan Hernandez (MEX) 7.75
QF 4: Felipe Cesarano (BRA) 13.85, Junior Faria (BRA) 13.05, Gabriel Villaran (PER) 11.40, Magnum Martinez (VEN) 10.30

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WQS ratings after the 3 Star Quiksilver Pro Puerto Escondido

1 Ross,Daniel AUS 14975
2 Andre,Jadson BRA 13350
3 Melling,Adam AUS 12051
4 Wright,Owen AUS 11963
5 Simpson,Brett USA 11863
6 Gudauskas,Patrick USA 11513
7 Wilkinson,Matt AUS 11500
8 Thornton,Blake AUS 10713
9 Gudauskas,Tanner USA 10700
10 Duru,Joan FRA 10675
11 Payne,Dusty HAW 10613
12 Logie,Travis ZAF 10013
13 Yeomans,Nathan USA 9925
14 Ware,Austin USA 9763
15 Hall,Glenn IRL 9450
16 Munro,Luke AUS 9377
17 Sedley,Leigh AUS 9338
18 Nicol,Yadin AUS 8926
19 Dantas,Wiggolly BRA 8838
20 Dornelles,Rodrigo BRA 8826
20 Polo,Marco BRA 8826
20 Zubizarreta,Gony ESP 8826
23 Gonzalez,Jonathan CNY 8725
24 Howse,Jarrad AUS 8625
25 Neves,Leonardo BRA 8613
26 Atkinson,Dion AUS 8576
27 Cardoso,Willian BRA 8314
28 Ohno,Masatoshi JPN 8264
29 Thompson,Jay AUS 8251
30 Da Silva,Jean BRA 8250
31 Gossmann,Shaun AUS 8238
32 Cloitre,Romain FRA 8201
33 Giorgi,Marco URY 8038
34 Sodre,Yuri BRA 8025
35 Bryson,Royden ZAF 7951
36 Hedge,Nathan AUS 7744
37 Jackson,Brandon ZAF 7738
38 Paulino,Pablo BRA 7651
39 Collazo,Hodei EUK 7551
40 Moura,Paulo BRA 7539
41 Courtney,Drew AUS 7513
42 Robertson,Adam AUS 7414
43 Riou,Alain PYF 7351
44 Aranburu,Aritz EUK 7250
45 Toth,Brian PRI 7139
46 Wright,Warwick ZAF 7069
47 Lopez,Cory USA 6970
48 Gudauskas,Dane USA 6938
49 Rebiere,Eric FRA 6807
50 Dorrington,Brent AUS 6714
50 Perry,Jack AUS 6714

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