The Corona Pro Women's winner Amy Nicholl earned $5,000 for her win. "Conditions were really meager on the first day, so I was really excited to be seeded into the second day thanks to my win from last October at the Corona Extra Pro. Today I just took it heat by heat, got a couple seconds, a couple firsts, and in the end of the day ended up on top, and I'm really excited about that," Nicholl said.
The best of the women's surfing on the final day was seen during the Women's round 2 Heat 3 came from Nikki Viesins who took the win with the highest single wave a 7.6 and highest heat total 14.37. Other standouts were Amy Nicholl with the second best heat total in the same heat a 12.43. The crowd also saw strong surfing from semi-finalists Liza Caban (Aguadilla, PR) and Alexis Engstrom (Rincon, PR/ NY).
On the Men's Pro side of the event Gabe Kling got his name on the $10,000 check. He defeated local favorite Josie Graves with a strategy of staying busy. "The wind felt like it was getting stronger during the final and a lot of times with priority in the mix I just like to catch a lot of waves and not worry about waiting on the perfect wave. So I just tried to stay busy and hope that priority worked in my favor and a couple times it did," said Gabe.
Josie Graves was the local favorite despite not having surfed Middles in about six months due to summer travels and a shoulder injury. "Something that was really special was that I hadn't surfed Middles in 6 months, my first wave was in my heat and I ended up making the final, so I'm stoked," said Josie.