Quiksilver Saquarema Prime

The Situation Room: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Al Hunt

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The first Men’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.

Andriano de Souza (BRA) on 10,789 points still holds a 2,000 point lead over Wiggolly on the rankings after both surfers have competed in four events.

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.

Other big movers upward were Billy Stairmand (NZL) from eighth to fourth and Alex Ribeiro (BRA) from 19th to eighth.

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

In the women's QS rankings, Silvana Lima (BRA), after her win in New Zealand, holds a slender lead over Hawaiians Malia Manuel and Alessa Quizon.

Top 6:

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 women’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 ASP’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 rankings’ shifts throughout the 2014 ASP Qualification Series season.