Earlier in the day, Tanner Gudauskas breathed a sigh of relief as he advanced one step closer to his goal of qualifying for the 2010 ASP Dream Tour.
Sitting on the bubble of qualification, 17th on the WQS, Gudauskas mixed it up with his own version of airs, fins-free turns and on-rail gouges to win his heat.
"Before my heat I was worried about how my board was going to go," said Tanner. "It's a 5'7" 'Dumpster Diver' shaped for my brother Dane. It felt good the last couple days and I asked him if I could ride it today. On my first couple of waves I was falling and I was wondering if I made the right choice. But fortunately right at the end and my luck changed."
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