Quiksilver Pro Puerto Escondido 2011: Kiron Jabour Wins

The 2011 Quiksilver Pro Puerto Escondido saw an extreme range in conditions during the waiting period with everything from minimal waves to three foot peaks to the eventual finish in iconic Playa Zicatela barrels.

Kiron Jabour.  Photo: Tony RobertsKiron Jabour has won the 2011 ASP Quiksilver Pro Puerto Escondido to take top-honors in an all-Hawaiian final over Ezekiel Lau, Billy Kemper, and Clay Marzo, in bombing six-to-10 foot barrels at the Mexican Pipeline.

Kiron Jabour took a commanding lead from the start of the Final when he locked in to back-to-back barrels. The Hawaiian charger took to his backside for an 8-point ride and immediately locked in to a righthand bomb to earn a 16.50 out of 20 for the two rides.

“I just stuck to my spot from the beginning and everyone was looking for the lefts,” Jabour said. “Everything just went my way and I got lucky, I’m stoked. “There were great surfers in the Final too. This is a really special contest to win.”

Ezekiel Lau continued to solidify his status as a leader of the next Hawaiian by mastering the technical barrels throughout the entire Quiksilver Pro Puerto Escondido competition.

The natural-footer battled hard to overtake Kiron Jabour’s lead in the Final, but was unable to find the scores needed and finished runner-up overall.

“I’m psyched, I just came over here to hopefully make a couple of rounds and build points,” said Ezekiel Lau. “I was in a good rhythm and felt good and just felt relaxed and went as far as I could. I got to the Final so I’m happy.”

Ezekiel Lau, who is just beginning his career in ASP events, is thrilled to take back-to-back Final results and the important points to establish his seed on the ASP World Ranking.

Clay Marzo, 2009 event champion, rode the barrels like a pro, but the progressive mastermind was unable to find a rhythm in the 2011 Quiksilver Pro Puerto Escondido final and he finished in 4th place.


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