Sunday, February 28, 2010


Volcom's Morehu Roberts, Jay Quinn and Luke Cederman go 1, 2 and 3 in the Rip Curl Pro at Raglan, one of the best left hand points in the World.
Morehu on his winning wave in the final

Morehu Roberts broke through the national ranks for the biggest win of his career today (Sunday 28th February) taking out the Open Men’s Division at the Rip Curl Pro – event three of the Export Gold Series held at Manu Bay, Raglan.
On call, the surf increased for the final day of the event with perfect 1.5m waves running down Manu Bay under a light sea breeze wind.Roberts, who many consider as the most naturally talented surfer in New Zealand, fought off fellow Volcom surfer Jay Quinn in the 25 minute head-to-head final scoring 15.50 to Quinn’s 14.80.The final got off to a slow start with both surfers falling on waves before a big lull in proceedings for ten minutes that put the two surfers under an enormous amount of pressure.The last half of the final was all action as the two surfers made up for lost time going wave for wave – the lead changing after every wave.It was the vertical approach that Roberts took to his final wave in the last minute that gave him the edge over Quinn. The wave netted him an 8.50 – the highest of the final.“Yeah I am stoked aye, from the waves to the competitors, you can’t complain about anything” said Roberts post final. Luke Cederman was another standout surfer of the event but went down to fellow Volcom Surfer Jay Quinn in a tight semi final. Roberts now gets the chance to compete against many of the worlds best surfers at the Rip Curl Padang Cup later this year. The event is held on the best day of a month-long waiting period at one of the best surf destinations in Indonesia guaranteeing high quality waves – a formula that will suit Roberts.

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