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After an amazing day of dropping into bombs on the reef, six men made it to the finals. Battling it out during the hour long heat were: Kohl Christensen, Chris Bertish, Kealii Mamala, Rusty Long, Peter Mel, and Jamie Sterling. Kohl Christensen emerged victorious, taking second place in the rankings overall, marginally closing-down the runaway leader Jamie Sterling who's made the final of every event this year and hits atop the rankings with 2509 points to Kohl's 1300. Unlike 'normal' pro surfing, results are not shouted a mile out to sea so there is a genuine air of expectancy and outpouring of emotion when the winners are announced.© 2013 Bella Hunt
It is not like this every day in Oregon. One of the richest coastlines in the world for swell is plagued by onshore winds. "I'm ecstatic right now" Said Jamie Sterling, current Big Wave World Tour Leader and third place finisher. "We were blessed with really neat swell and epic conditions here in Oregon, this doesn't happen too often in the Pacific Northwest. Paddle surfing is still raising the bar with so much camaraderie." "Danilo Couto performed 50 rescues and I took 20. It was sick, everyone gave an helping hand. It will be to nice to see this evolve and become a really high profile event with prize money in excess of $100,000." "For me a really good event, the hat-trick, three events three finals."