The charismatic Hawaiian shocked the surfing world on Wednesday by pulling back-to-back upsets over John John Florence and Gabriel Medina en route to winning the Quiksilver Pro France. It was Asing's first-ever CT victory. In fact, Asing has never even made a final on the Qualifying Series (QS), let alone the CT.
The win could not have come at a better time for Asing. Coming into the Quiksilver Pro he was ranked No. 33 on the Jeep Leaderboard, well out of the requalification picture. The victory propelled him 12 spots up the ladder, to 21, which puts him right back in the mix with two events left to go.