The first Menâ€™s Prime of the year, the Quiksilver Saquarema Prime presented by Powerade has just been run and congratulations go to local surfer Wiggolly Dantas (BRA) on his win over Hawaiian Keanu Asing.
Wiggolly, after his win at Saquarema over Keanu has moved into second spot with 8,630 points closely followed by Keanu in third on 6,566 points.
Matt Banting (AUS) dropped from second to seventh, Nathan Hedge (AUS) from third to 10th , Julian Wilson (AUS) from sixth to 19th and Freddy Patacchia (HAW) from ninth to 29th. Both Julian and Freddy decided not to compete in this event. The other top runners stayed roughly the same.
Current Top 10:
1: De Souza, Adriano (BRA) 10,789
2: Dantas, Wiggolly (BRA) 8,630
3: Asing, Keanu (HAW) 6,566
4: Stairmand, Billy (NZL) 6,515
5: Martin, Charles (GLP) 6,036
6: Hermes, Tomas (BRA) 5,578
7: Banting, Matt (AUS) 5,029
8: Ribeiro, Alex (BRA) 4,100
9: Christie, Ricardo (NZL) 3,950
10: Hedge, Nathan (AUS) 3,870
1: Lima, Silvana (BRA) 6,132
2: Manuel, Malia (HAW) 5,580
3: Quizon, Alessa (HAW) 5,280
4: Enever, Laura (AUS) 4,850
5: Erickson, Sage (USA) 4,540
6: Melamed, Nage (HAW) 4,040
The next QS event for both men and women will be the 6-Star competitions at Zippers Beach in Los Cabos, Mexico. Both these events could have a major impact on the final rankings, especially in the womenâ€™s as this is their fourth major QS of the year. For the men, two 6-Stars and one Prime are down with Cabo marking their last 6 Star of the year, but seven more Primes are still to go.
Updates to the situation room will happen when ranking changes worthy of reporting happen. Regards, Al Hunt ASP Tour Manager
Al Hunt Bio:
Al Hunt is a former competitor and Australian icon who has helped raise the ASP since its inception. Hunt controlled the Head Judge role in the ASPâ€™s first year of 1983 and assumed the role of Tour Manager the following season of 1984.
Hunt has worked for the ASP in the Tour Manager role since that time, attending well over 1,000 events and contributes an unmatched wealth of professional surfing knowledge and history to the team. Hunt's Situation Room is designed to keep fans informed on rankingsâ€™ shifts throughout the 2014 ASP Qualification Series season.