Of 18 submissions, Young's sunset shots of a Teahupo'o tube and its reform won over the judges. The Santa Cruz, CA native scores a $10,000 cash prize, plus the best bragging rights short of making the podium.
The ASP GoPro Challenge asks competing surfers to submit their videos from the contest venue starting two days prior to the contest window, and no later than the conclusion of the competition. Tahiti's Challenge is the third in the series, following face-offs at Margaret River and Fiji. Judging criteria and previous winners are listed here.