NEEDING a score with less than two minutes remaining in the ninth annual Rip Curl Cup Invitational at Padang Padang, California's Chris Ward scored a perfect 10 to jump into first place and grab the win.
After a couple of maybes the "Ultimate Tuberiding Contest" went green on Thursday, August 9th, 2012. He bested Bali's Mega Semadhi in (2nd place), Java's Dede Suryana (3rd), and Australia's Ry Craike (4th) in pumping six-foot tubes at Padang Padang.
Needing an 8.25 to take the lead, Ward said he knew his miracle wave sealed his title as soon as he got spit out in the channel and heard the cheers erupt from the cliffs and in the channel.
He made it a brace of wins but dropping to his knees and proposing to his girlfriend much to delight of the assembled throng.
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