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Kai Otton wins Saquarema Surf Pro International

Podium at Saquarema Surf Pro  © ASP/Pedro Monterio  |  Slideshow 


Saquarema Surf Pro International
Presented by Coca Cola & Oakley

ASP Mens Prime event #4
Itauna,Saquarema, Brazil  
24 - 29 May 2011

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Australian claims fourth Prime event of ASP 2011 season  |  Portuguese

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 30 May, 2011 : - - Ituana Beach, Saquarema Brazil -- Australian Kai Otton, 31, wins in challenging conditions at the Oakley Saquarema Prime presented by Coca-Cola at Itauna beach.  Under sunny skies and consistent 8-10 foot surf (2.5-3.5 meters) on Monday, the Australian goofy-footer held on to defeat local surfer Raoni Monteiro, 29, (BRA) in the Final heat of the ASP World Prime at the left-hand point break at Saquarema, Brazil.

Kai Otton began the match-up scoring 6.83 points on his first wave, but Raoni Monteiro quickly followed with a 7.33 out of a possible 10 points.  With 14 minutes remaining in the heat, Kai Otton was able to find a right-hander and pull out an 8.60 to take the lead.  Raoni Monteiro paddled into a wave and surfed it as hard as he could, but could not get the score he needed and Kai Otton won by half a point: 15.43 to 14.93 points.

“It was incredible!  I'm so stoked,” said Kai Otton. “I had to surf with a borrowed board because I didn't bring anything big enough for these types of waves and in the end, everything worked out.  Saquarema has the best waves I've ever surfed in Brazil and I don't understand why the ASP World Tour isn't here.  The days here were fantastic and I'm really happy to have won this event.”

With his victory at the Oakley Saquarema Prime in Brazil, Kai Otton won U$ 40,000 and 6,500 points moving him up to No. 38 of the ASP World Ranking.  That still leaves him outside the bubble for qualification after the mid-year rotation, but much closer than his former position at No. 56. Raoni Monteiro's second-place finish also pushes him up the list to No. 25 in the ASP World Ranking after earning 5,200 points and U$ 20,000.


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“I've never made it to a Final before at Saquarema,” said an emotional Raoni Monteiro.  “I really wanted to win and please all of these people here cheering for me.  I had won some heats in the final seconds and it almost happened again in the Final, it was close.  But Kai Otton surfed more waves than I did, got better scores and deserved the victory.  I'm still happy to have represented Saquarema and this gives me fuel for the rest of the year.”

While Raoni Monteiro and all of his fans on the beach were upset with the final score, Kai Otton and the Australian contingent went ballistic.

“I was really nervous waiting for the score to come through,” said Kai Otton.  “I knew that he had caught a good one and that he could've gotten the score.  During the entire heat I knew that Raoni (Monteiro) would come on strong and have the support of the crowd.  I knew I needed good scores to win since he's such a tough competitor.”

The Coca-Cola presents Oakley Saquarema Prime 2011 is sponsored by Coca-Cola and Oakley with support from the State of Rio de Janeiro through the Secretary of Sport and Leisure, the City of Saquarema, CCR and the Surfing Federation of the State of Rio de Janeiro. Next up is the SuperSurf Internacional Prime at Praia da Vila, Imbituba-Santa Catarina, Brazil starting Tuesday, May 31st and ends Sunday, June 5th 2011.


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Champion: Kai Otton (AUS) – 15.43 points – US$ 40,000 and 6,500 points
Runner-up: Raoni Monteiro (BRA) – 14.93 points – US$ 20,000 and 5,200 points

SEMIFINALS – 3rd place - US$ 11,000 and 4,225 points:
SF 1: Raoni Monteiro (BRA) 14.70 x 10.84 Yadin Nicol (AUS)
SF 2: Kai Otton (AUS) 14.27 x 5.04 Willian Cardoso (BRA)

QUARTER FINALS – 5th place – US$ 7,000 and 3,120 points:
QF 1: Yadin Nicol (AUS) 15.63 vs 12.10 Gabriel Medina (BRA)
QF 2: Raoni Monteiro (BRA) 14.04 vs 12.10 Lincoln Taylor (AUS)
QF 3: Willian Cardoso (BRA) 10.53 vs 9.50 Adam Robertson (AUS)
QF 4: Kai Otton (AUS) 13.60 vs 11.40 Jesse Mendes (BRA)

ROUND OF 12 - 1st = Quarter Finals / 2nd = 9th place (US$ 5,000 and 2,400 pts):
Heat 1: Gabriel Medina (BRA) 14.50 vs 12.43 Cory Lopez (USA)
Heat 2: Lincoln Taylor (AUS) 11.23 vs 10.60 Junior Faria (BRA)
Heat 3: Adam Robertson (AUS) 13.17 vs 9.00 Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 4: Kai Otton (AUS) 9.67 vs 5.63 Damien Hobgood (USA)

Check the Full Results

1 Adriano De Souza  
2 Joel Parkinson  
3 Kelly Slater  
4 Taj Burrow  
5 Jordy Smith  
6 Owen Wright  
7 Michel Bourez  
8 Mick Fanning  
9 Bede Durbidge  
9 Tiago Pires  
11 Jeremy Flores  
12 Jadson Andre  
12 Josh Kerr  AUS 
14 Alejo Muniz  BRA 
14 Bobby Martinez  USA 
14 Matt Wilkinson  AUS 
17 Adrian Buchan  AUS 
17 C.J. Hobgood  USA 
17 Damien Hobgood  USA 
17 Daniel Ross  AUS 
21 Brett Simpson  USA 
21 Chris Davidson  AUS 
21 Dusty Payne  HAW 
24 Adam Melling  AUS 
24 Heitor Alves  BRA 
26 Raoni Monteiro  BRA 
27 Cory Lopez  USA  
27 Kieren Perrow  AUS 
27 Patrick Gudauskas  USA 
30 Fredrick Patacchia  HAW 
30 Gabe Kling  USA 
30 Julian Wilson  AUS 
30 Kai Otton  AUS 
30 Taylor Knox  USA 
35 Dane Reynolds  USA

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Previous reports:
# 1 : Saquarema Surf Pro Prime: Round 1 heatsheet 
# 2 : Lay Day for Oakley Saquarema Prime in Brazil
# 3 : Good surf kicks off the Oakley Saquarema Prime

# 4 : Julian Wilson steals the show at Saquarema Prime  
# 5 : Lay Day called Day 4 of Oakley Saquarema Prime 
# 6 : Quarterfinals set at Saquarema Surf Pro International

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