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North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii (Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013) .-- Hawaii's own Ezekiel Lau, 20, posted the largest victory of his young career today by winning the prestigious 39th annual VANS World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach - the second stop of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. Lau's win earned him $40,000 and sees him close the year at 35th position on the ASP world rankings. While that doesn't qualify him for next year's elite World Championship Tour, it does guarantee him an excellent seed. He also holds a shared lead on the coveted Vans Triple Crown series rankings with Michel Bourez (PYF) heading into the third and final event of the series - the Billabong Pipe Masters, where he is a local wildard entry.<br />
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Lau made a late tube-riding charge from behind to turn the tables on Damien Hobgood (USA) and Raoni Monteiro (BRA) in the latter half of the 30-minute final. Fourth place was Frederico Morais, (PRT), who was announced the JN Chevrolet Rookie of the 2013 Vans Triple Crown. Lau went on the hunt and found his way onto the biggest waves of the final that also offered high-scoring tube riding potential. His final scoreline was 15.5 points out of 20 (8.67 and 6.83 point rides). Hobgood was second on 14.3; Monteiro third with 12.33, and Morais on 7.16.Photo: joliphotos.com
North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii (Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013) .-- Hawaii's own Ezekiel Lau, 20, posted the largest victory of his young career today by winning the prestigious 39th annual VANS World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach - the second stop of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. Lau's win earned him $40,000 and sees him close the year at 35th position on the ASP world rankings. While that doesn't qualify him for next year's elite World Championship Tour, it does guarantee him an excellent seed. He...
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