Ian Gouveia scores his first Perfect 10 in Huntington Beach
The son of the former professional Brazilian surfer Flavio Gouveia earned the event’s highest heat-total as well, 16.43 out of 20. Ian is through to the next stages of both the Vans Pier Classic and Vans Pro Junior.
"It’s the first perfect 10 of my life," Gouveia said. "I got so lucky. I’m so stoked. I caught the wave and I didn’t know it was going to be that good. I just started doing maneuvers and it was a clean wall and it let me do a lot of turns and finish it. I’ve only surfed Huntington a few times, so I’m stoked."
"This event is really good for my experience and I’m trying to surf as many heats as possible," Gouveia said. "It’s a good event for me to get some points for my World Ranking too."
Brendon Gibbens, from South Africa, looked at home in the challenging conditions on offer at Huntington Beach, earning the highest single-wave score of men’s competition, 8.83, out of 10, with a committed air reverse and a powerful layback on a closeout section while taking a heat total of 15.50 out of 20.
"The wave here feels really similar to my local break at home," Gibbens said. "I’m definitely familiar with conditions like this and I wasn’t nervous at all. I just went out there and had fun, really. This is the first event I’ve ever surfed here. I’ve been here a few times now, but just to get familiar with the place, never to surf an event."
The South African is utilizing the Vans Pier Classic to kick-start his 2012 campaign on the men’s ASP World Tour and is hoping to gain some valuable points while enjoying California.
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Ian Gouveia has scored the first perfect 10-point wave at the Vans Pro Junior surf contest, held at the Huntington Beach Pier, California. The son of the former professional Brazilian surfer Flavio Gouveia earned the event’s highest heat-total as well, 16.43 out of 20. Ian is through to the next stages of both the Vans Pier Classic and Vans Pro Junior. "It’s the first perfect 10 of my life," Gouveia said. "I got so lucky. I’m so stoked. I caught the wave and I didn’t know it was...
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