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Day 2 of the Katin PRO/ AM & Results
HUNTINGTON BEACH, California, Jan 15th 2010 - Local surfer Chris Waring (Seal Beach, CA) 22, ousted fellow local Brad Ettinger (Huntington Beach, CA), 25, in an action packed final to win the Katin Pro/Am Team Challenge presented by Primo for himself and Team Reef. Ettinger's Team Hurley, last years reigning Team Challenge, claimed the runner up position.
The historic Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Speciality Event has a unique camaraderie-driven team-based format, with 20 four-man teams competing in an open-draw format. Team results were determind by the placement of individual surfers who received points in each heat (4 points for 1st, 3 points for 2nd, 2 points for 3rd and 1 point for 4th place). More than $28,500 in cash and prizes was awarded.
Waring battled back to claim his first Katin Pro/Am Team Challenge victory after Ettinger posted the event's only perfect 10-point ride with a lengthy barrel into the pier. Waring found a barrel of his own to earn a 9.53 out of 10 and quickly followed up with a 6.50 to overtake the goofy footer, holding on for the win despite a valiant effort by Ettinger to bounce back.
"I just can't believe it," Waring said. "i don't even know what to think right now. Brad (Ettinger) started off with that 10, so to come back and win is amazing. This is a special event for Huntington Beach, and it has such a great history. Now my name is going to be up there with all the great surfers who have won this event in the past."
In addition to taking out the personal victory, Waring's standout performance carried Team Reef to victory over last year's winner, Team Hurley, who finished 2nd this year.
"i'm stoked that my team was able to win," Waring said. "Getting the win on top of it for Reef, it just couldn't have gone any better."
2010 FINAL RESULTS
1st: Reef (45 points) - Two-page spread in Surfing Magazine
2nd: Hurley (39 points) - Page ad in Suring Magazine
3rd: Surfline (37 points) - Online package in surfingthemag.com
4th: Surfing America (31 points) - Online package in surfingthemag.com
1st: Chris Waring (Reef) - $4,000 and a Kicker Car Stereo + Cushe Product
2nd: Brad Ettinger (Hurley) - $2,000 + Cushe Product
3rd: Nathaniel Curren (Surfline) - $1,500 + Cushe Product
4th: Evan Thompson (Surfing America) - $1,000 + Cushe Product
5th: Andrew Doheny (Surfing America) - $500 + Cushe Product
6th: Michael Dunphy (Hurley) - $500 + Cushe Product
Equal 7th : Adam Lambert (Rip Curl), Anthony Petruso (Rusty) - $250
Mike Morgan: "Most Futuristic Maneuver"
Andrew Doheny - $500
Kicker Stereo System for High Heat Total
Day 1: Micah Byrne
Day 2: Chris Waring
For complete results, highlights and images, log on to www.katinproam.com