Brazilian wildcard Bruno Santos has defeated local wildcard Manoa Drollet to win the Billabong Pro Tahiti 2008!
Von Zipper Wildcard trialist BRUNO SANTOS (Brasil) has won the Billabong Pro Tahiti, defeating fellow wildcard MANOA DROLLET (Tahiti) during the final at Teahupoo yesterday night ( EU time).
Santos finished second in the wildcard trials two weeks ago and took down a host of top seeds to reach the yesterday night. SANTOS was able to catch the better of the few set waves on offer
during the 30 minute heat to defeat local Tahitian star DROLLET and take home a total of US$ 30 000 for his performance.
A standout from start to finish, DROLLET who posted another perfect 10 point against Billabong Team rider JOEL PARKINSON in the semi final was unable to find the waves he needed against Santos
in the final.
PARKINSON who finished 3rd, posted his best result of the year at the Billabong Pro and shoots up to the World No. 2 spot on the ASP World Tour ratings.
Full results, VOD and much more on www.billabongpro.com
Get ready for massive media coverage this weekend! Stay tuned!