Nobody was disappointed at Dave & Buster's Sandy Beach Pro, the Hawaiian part of the USBA Body Glove Tour. Surf was between 3-6 feet most of the day, while an enthusiastic crowd watched Brazil's Guilherme Tamega overpower the current world champ, Kauai's Jeff Hubbard, in a close daylong match. Hubbard caught some good early waves which got the crowd screaming at the get go.
During the final heat that lasted about a half hour, it was anybody's guess who would end up winning as the lead went back & forth several times. 18 year old Trevor Kam, a local who surfs Sandy all the time, competed as an amateur but made it into the Pro division final with a $6,000 purse as the prize.
Jeff Hubbard's brother, Dave, won the Drop Knee Pro in a squeaker over Bud Miyamoto, also from Kauai.
I'm especially happy to report that Karla Costa Taylor scored beautifully on an air roll spin and strong combo waves to beat out Claudia Ferrari. Both of these women are from Brazil but call Hawaii home today.