MEN'S FINAL EVENT RESULTS
The last wave of James was just a perfect example of ultimate power surfing and shows just how much of a competitive beast he is, in terms of both pure wave attack and freestyle. He is the most all-round and highly charged riders and well deserving of this event win and world title. Coming from behind in this final, as he did in the semis, you just cannot rest against this man until it's all over.
Pedro is right where he should be – making it to the final of an event that rewarded pure surf-style attack and power and this was a closely matched heat, right up to the end. Both riders claimed waves in the final moments that could have forced the win. But in the end, Carew's extra fire power, drive, hunger, total focus and, hard work in training freestyle moves (another frontside 3 in the final) brought him the win here and his second world title in this combination wave and strapless freestyle world tour.
James: “That was insane. Came here for the win and the world title and I got them both. Smoked them, it's over. Going home happy, bags full, that's it! Got to get another one now. Three from three?”
Pedro: “Competing against James always hard. The high tide was much harder. I won the Brazilian championship and now in the final, it's going good.”