Asher Nolan and
are Crowned Champions
Pro Surf Circuit O’Neill Series
Domes Beach, Rincon, Puerto Rico (Sunday, March 8, 2015) – The 2015 Corona Extra Pro Surf Circuit O’Neill Series finished and crowned champions today in 2-4 foot building surf. The surfers started the morning off in difficult small conditions but as forecasted by midday NNW pulses began to show and offered plenty of fun waves. The champions, Asher Nolan (FL) and Quincy Davis (NY), were able to prove themselves in varying wave and wind conditions.
Nolan channeled his stand-out performance on day one into a $10,000 champion check on the final day. He stayed consistent and stuck to catching rights off the Domes point and annihilating them with sharp backhand pocket surfing. The final showdown was between Asher Nolan and Francisco Bellorin. Both surfers opened the heat up with good waves but Asher was able to hold the win with the second highest wave of the day an 8.93. Bellorin also posted multiple excellents by putting his power surfing on display. Other top performances of day were semi finalists Michael Dunphy (VA) and Gabriel Escudero (PR). The highest wave total was awarded to Rafael Pereira (VNZ) with a 17.63, he received the O’Neill Performance of the Event award for $1,000. Pereira entertained the crowd with his air reverses and long combinations. He was able to use his speed to make long sections where other surfers were getting caught behind.
Part-time Rincon resident Quincy Davis put her local knowledge on display and came out the victor on the women’s side of competition. Quincy was able to find herself on the better waves and utilize her priority toward a win over reigning champ, Chelsea Tuach (BRB) and take home the $5,000 first prize check. Although she came up short in the final, Tuach was able to win the O’Neill Performance of the Event award for her high heat total a 16.23 and receive a check for $1,000. Other top surfers on the women’s side were semi-finalists Emily Ruppert (FL) and Alexis Engstrom (PR). Ruppert had a notable performance in her semi-final narrowly losing to Davis but posting the highest wave of the heat and second highest wave of in the women’s division of the day, an 7.33.
Don’t worry if you missed the action you can still catch up with the heat videos and results on: www.apspr.net
Thank you to all sponsors:
Corona Extra, Corona Light, O'Neill, Compañía de Turismo, AT&T, Coppertone, Finlandia, Jose Cuervo, Cabreiroá, Mango's, Wapa.tv, El Nuevo Día, N-Punto, MundoRad, Werner Surf Board,Hang Loose Surf Shop.