ZIPPERS, San Jose Del Cabo/ Mexico (Tuesday, June 12, 2018) – The World Surf League (WSL) Los Cabos Open of Surf crowned Crosby Colapinto (USA) its men’s Pro Junior victor in maxing, six-to-eight foot, occasional ten-foot sets, hurricane swell at Zippers.
The women juniors finished their Quarterfinal bouts, but will look to determine their winner Wednesday morning. However, the men displayed true vigor in powering through a phenomenal day of surfing as Colapinto, along with the rest of Round 3’s top seeds, surfed from his debut in Round 3 until being hoisted up the beach.
“It just feels so nice to finally get a Final and then to win it is amazing,” Colapinto said. “It was crazy to see these waves like this all day, it looked like Sunset [Hawaii] out there. I didn’t catch a lot of waves today so I feel like I saved my energy even coming out of the Semifinal. I learned it takes everything you have to win one of these events. You have to surf smart, put as much effort as you can into one wave and never give up at any point.”
Crosby Colapinto (USA) opened the Final with an excellent, meaning an 8.00 or above, 8.17 (out of a possible 10), and set himself up for a big performance. The San Clemente, California, native surfed wisely, only taking two waves during the thirty-minute heat, and capitalized on each opportunity. The 16-year-old shut the door with another 8.00, earning a 16.10 (out of a possible 20) and put his fellow finalists in a combination situation, meaning they needed two new scores to equal Colapinto’s total, with just under six minutes remaining. Only Jett Schilling (USA) could catch him -- requiring a near-perfect 9.37.
This marks the Colapinto family’s second Los Cabos Open of Surf title after, now Championship Tour (CT) competitor, Griffin Colapinto (USA) won two years ago. The win also moves Crosby into the No. 1 spot --edging him closer toward his goal of a Top 4 finish.
“I’ve been calling my brother and he’s been telling me to just wait for the best wave, get a good score, then wait again,” Colapinto added. “Which worked out great getting the best wave out there and getting an 8.17 on it to start. One of my goals this year was to win a Pro Junior, so to do it here was pretty next level. I want to make it to Worlds [Junior Championship] as well and this is a good head start.”
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|Los Cabos Open of Surf Men’s Pro Junior Final Results:|
|1 – Crosby Colapinto (USA) 16.10||1,000 points|
|2 – Kade Matson (USA) 11.00||750 points|
|3 – Jett Schilling (USA) 10.40||560 points|
|4 – Dimitri Poulos (USA) 8.63||525 points|