Quiksilver'd Leonardo Fioravanti wins Rip Curl Grom Search at Bells
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 28 March, 2013 : - - Italian Quiksilver Surfer Leonardo Fioravanti beats an international field to win the Rip Curl Grom Search which preludes to the ASP World tour event at Bells Beach Australia. 15 yr old Fioravanti kept his opponents on their toes taking the lead early with a 6.50 followed closely with an 8.77.
His combined total of 15.27 was too good to beat, although Australians Jackson Baker and Jacob Willcox, along with Lucas Silveria from Brazil kept the pressure on for the remainder of the final. Less than a point came between the Italian and eventual runner-up Baker (14.24), followed by Willcox on 14.04 in third, and Silveria took fourth place with a score of 13.00.
“It feels really good. It was super fun. I got a high score, and I won it, I’m stoked,” Fioravanti said. “The best in the world have won it, Gabriel has won it. If I keep working hard, hopefully I can make it (on the tour). I love Bells Beach, it’s a great event, and Jackson, Jacob and Lucas all surfed really well. Thanks to my sponsors, my family, thanks to everyone, I love you guys!”
Author: Stephan Bell
Tags: Leonardo Fioravanti, Rip Curl, Quiksilver, Grom Search