Pancho Sullivan wins 20th Annual Xcel Pro

Pancho Sullivan, podium : photo Mark Berkowitz/

Xcel Pro

ASP 2 Star WQS Mens event
Sunset Beach, North Shore, Hi-
28 October - 10 November 2003

Pancho Sullivan wins 20thh Annual Xcel Pro at Sunset

The 20th Annual Xcel Pro has been completed in six to eight foot surf at Sunset Beach in perfect off shore conditions. Winning the event for the third time in six years was the north shore ´s veteran Pancho Sullivan.

Sullivan took advantage of the west peaks as he drove hard off the top and bottom of every set wave he caught to take a commanding lead through the thirty-five minute final. Last year ´s winner Fred Pattachia made a gallant effort in the last eight minutes of the heat as he waited deeper in the Sunset Point take off zone and scored a 9.5 score on a huge tube ride with fourty seconds left, to go from fourth to second place. Rounding the final was Nick Muscroft from Australia and eighteen year old Nathan Carroll from Sunset Beach ending fourth.

In the Longboard Expression Session, Haleiwa ´s Dino Miranda took first with Kapono Nihina from Wahiawa second and Joey Valentin third.

Fred Pattachia (placed second) : photo Mark Berkowitz/

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Results; $25,000.00 ASP WQS two star event

1st, Pancho Sullivan, $5000
2nd, Fred Pattachia, $2500
3rd, Nick Muscroft, $2000
4th, Nathan Carroll, $1500 =5th Gavin Beschen,Myles Padaca, $1200
=7th Matt Thompson,Shinpei Horiguchi, $1000
=9th Marcus Hickman,Love Hodel,Mark Healy, Kaipo Jaquias, $800
=13th Anthony Walsh,Jonah Morgan,Jason Shibata,Ross Williams, $600

Longboard Final Results, $1000

1st, Dino Miranda, $500
2nd, Kapono Nahina, $300
3rd, Joey Valentin, $200
4th, Kanoa Dahlin
5th, Kai Sallas
6th, Lance Hookano
7th, Ned Snow
8th, Kekoa Auwae

Nick Muscroft (placed third) : photo Mark Berkowitz/

Nathan Carroll (placed fourth) : photo Mark Berkowitz/