Mel overcame an in-form Levi Slawson to earn his second-career QS win and first on the California coast. RunAmuck Photography
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Windy peaks favor airs and rail game in the opening two rounds of competition at the Pro Santa Cruz pres. by Oakley.
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The Santa Cruz, California, native charged through heavy Playa Zicatela conditions and emerged victorious at the Oaxaca Pro pres. by Corona.