Jack Robinson Victorious in Vans World Cup of Surfing
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Australia’s Jack Robinson used brilliant timing to edge out competitors Ezekiel Lau, Ethan Ewing and Cody Young in the final at Sunset Beach.
The Sunset Beach event is the second crown jewel in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing and the last chance for contestants to automatically qualify for the Men’s 2020 Championship Tour (CT) through the Qualifying Series (QS).
Robinson scored a competition best 19.07 two-wave score. Photo Credit: WSL / Keoki
The Australian needed a near-perfect final to qualify for his first Men’s Championship Tour, which he accomplished by capturing choice barrels to earn an impressive 19.07 two-wave total – a score that is now considered the best result ever achieved since the event at Sunset Beach came to fruition four decades ago.
“I was on point,” stated Robinson. “We’re ready. It was a while coming; a lot of build-up to this. I felt like I wanted to get on [the CT] earlier but it happens when it happens.”
It was all smiles for Robinson after his World Cup of Surfing victory. Photo Credit: WSL / Keoki
Finals day got underway with six-foot swells firing. It hosted a hefty mix of talented riders, including runner-up Ezekiel Lau and Ethan Ewing and Cody Young, who earned a third and fourth place, respectively.
Robinson now sits in fifth place in the World Surf League rankings and will compete at the Pipe Invitational to fight for a spot in the Pipeline Masters.
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