The 20th Annual Xcel Pro has been completed in six to eight foot surf atSunset Beach in perfect offshore conditions. Winning the event for thethird time in six years was the north shore’s veteran Pancho Sullivan.Sullivan took advantage of the west peaks as he drove hard off the top andbottom of every set wave he caught to take a commanding lead through thethirty-five minute final. Last year’s winner Fred Patacchia made a gallanteffort in the last eight minutes of the heat as he waited deeper in theSunset Point take off zone and scored a 9.5 score on a huge tube ride withfourty seconds left, to go from fourth to second place. Rounding the finalwas Nick Muscroft from Australia and eighteen year old Nathan Carroll fromSunset Beach ending fourth.In the Longboard Expression Session, Haleiwa’s Dino Miranda took first withKapono Nihina from Wahiawa second and Joey Valentin third.Results;$25,000.00ASP WQS two star event
1st, Pancho Sullivan, ${{{5000}}}
2nd, Fred Pattachia, $2500
3rd, Nick Muscroft, $2000
4th, Nathan Carroll, $1500
=5th Gavin Beschen,Myles Padaca, $1200
=7th Matt Thompson,Shinpei Horiguchi, $1000
=9th Marcus Hickman,Love Hodel,Mark Healy, Kaipo Jaquias, $800
=13th Anthony Walsh,Jonah {{{Morgan}}},Jason Shibata,Ross Williams, ${{{600}}}
Longboard Final Results
1st, Dino Miranda, $500
2nd, Kapono Nahina, ${{{300}}}
3rd, Joey Valentin, ${{{200}}}
4th, Kanoa Dahlin
5th, Kai Sallas
6th, Lance Hookano
7th, Ned Snow
8th, Kekoa Auwae