• Billabong's Hodei Collazo Wins ASP 6-Star Quiksilver Pro Portugal

Billabong's Hodei Collazo Wins ASP 6-Star Quiksilver Pro Portugal

RIBEIRA D'ILHAS/ERICEIRA, Portugal (Sunday, October 24, 2010)

Billabong's Hodei Collazo (EUK) 26, claimed the ASP 6-Star Quiksilver Pro Portugal defeating good friend, Gony Zubizarreta (ESP) 25, in a high scoring final. This win It's Hodei's best result of his career.

"This is an amazing feeling and I can't describe how it feels to win an event like this", said Hodei "I have never gone further than the quarters, so to be in the final with my best friend and to win it is the best thing that has happened to me."

Hodei continued his excellent run on the final day beating ASP WT member Jeremy Flores (FR) in the quarter and Leonardo Neves (BRA) in the semi-finals.

"I have had so much support from all the people here and also from all the people at home. It is really special and I want to say thanks to all of them for their support. I have taken the whole event heat by heat and tried not to think about my opponents and just focus on my surfing and the work ahead to be done."

The Zarautz resident notched up solid international performances as a junior, including a victory at the Billabong Pro Junior 6 years ago in Ericeira. After four years touring on the ASP Star and Prime Series, this win will help boost his confidence before heading to the WQS 6-Star Islas Canarias Santa Pro end of October.

Congratulations Hodei!

Quiksilver Pro Portugal Final Result
Hodei Collazo (EUK) 16.67 Def. Gony Zubizarreta (ESP) 16.47

Quiksilver Pro Portugal Semi-final Results
Heat 1: Hodei Collazo (EUK) 15.43 Def. Leonardo Neves (BRA) 11.33
Heat 2: Gony Zubizarreta (ESP) 10.17 Def. Marc Lacomare (FRA) 5.23

Quiksilver Pro Portugal Quarter-final Results
Heat 1: Hodei Collazo (EUK) 13.00 Def. Jeremy Flores (FRA) 10.27
Heat 2: Leonardo Neves (BRA) 8.10 Def. Jonathan Gonzalez (CNY) 7.16
Heat 3: Marc Lacomare (FRA) 11.67 Def. Josh Kerr (AUS) 8.93
Heat 4: Gony Zubizarreta (ESP) 16.90 Def. Tiago Pires (PRT) 15.84

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Yeah Hodei !