Nick Lamb Wins Punta Galea Challenge with Style

Nick Lamb has won the Punta Galea Challenge in a moving 30-to-40-foot lineup ahead of Makuakai Rothman and Nathan Fletcher to complete the podium. The exciting six-men final saw the lead change hands numerous times before Lamb could settle in first and take the event win. And he did it with style. After scouring an incredible 9.77 out of 10 in his first ride on a 40-foot bomb, he took his game even further, scoring the only perfect 10 in the final taking winner podium, earnig himself also the 2015 Billabong Ride of the Year Entry.
12. 12. 2014

Sitting in second after Rothman surfed two excellent waves, Lamb needed a strong statement to claim back the pole position. The Santa Cruz local selected another huge lefthander and survived a jaw-dropping late take-off to score the only perfect 10 point ride of the final and take the win.

“I’m stoked, over the moon right now,” Lamb said. “I was in the lead in the beginning then Makua fought back with his two nines. I knew I needed a high-nine and tried to remain cold as ice and wait for the wave and it came through and paid off. We had enough time, so it was just a matter of positioning myself right and wait for the wave to come. Punta Galea is a sick wave, I love this place. There’s multiple take-off spots so it’s a little tricky. The playing field is pretty large. We still got two more events to go, my goal is to win the title and I’ll try my best to do so.”

Punta Galea Challenge Final Results:

1- Nick Lamb (USA) 29.77
2- Makuakai Rothman (HAW) 28.60
3- Nathan Fletcher (USA) 25.67
4- Gabriel Villaran (PER) 23.69
5- Natxo Gonzalez (EUK) 16.00
6- Patrick Gudauskas (USA) 8.00

Photo: © ASP/Poullenot 


12. 12. 2014
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