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Matt Wilkinson Is the Quiksilver Saquarema Prime Champ

Quiksilver Saquarema, the ASP Prime Men’s event that took place at Itauna Beach in Brazil and ended this weekend, was a spectacular competition. In an all Australia final, Matt Wilkinson faced Kai Otton in 3 to 5 foot waves. Matt Wilkinson scored 18.43 out of 20 possible points and claimed the title. Matt’s road to victory was not an easy one. He had to defeat Gabriel Medina from Brazil in the Quarter Finals and Keanu Asing from Hawaii in the Semi Finals, before the final battle with Kai Otton.

The victory brought Matt $40.000 in prize money and 6,500 ranking points. This victory has propelled him from the 43rd place up to 17th place on the ASP World Ranking agenda.

At the end of the competition, Matt said: “I’m so stoked and now I’ve got a hard on for Brazil. No, I’m just kidding around, but I really am almost crying from all of the emotion. I’m really happy with what I was able to accomplish in the Semis and the Final. I had a lot of fun, my board felt really good under my feet and now Saquarema is my favorite place in the world!”

Quiksilver Saquarema Prime results:

QUIKSILVER SAQUAREMA PRIME FINAL RESULTS:
1 – Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 18.43
2 – Kai Otton (AUS) 8.63

QUIKSILVER SAQUAREMA PRIME SEMIFINAL RESULTS:
SF 1: Kai Otton (AUS) 13.00 def. Kolohe Andino (USA) 4.67
SF 2: Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 17.76 def. Keanu Asing (HAW) 10.67

QUIKSILVER SAQUAREMA PRIME QUARTERFINAL RESULTS:
QF 1: Kai Otton (AUS) 12.77 def. Sebastien Zietz (HAW) 7.84
QF 2: Kolohe Andino (USA) 11.50 def. Alex Ribeiro (BRA) 7.17
QF 3: Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 10.26 def. Gabriel Medina (BRA) 8.67
QF 4: Keanu Asing (HAW) 12.50 def. Nathan Yeomans (USA) 12.00