Dave Hubbard and Karla Costa-Taylor reign at Zicatela Pro
posted on 4th August 2010
Dave Hubbard sweeps it and takes both divisions and Karla Costa-Taylor scores a perfect 10 in the final with a massive ARS and takes it home.
PUERTO ESCONDIDO, OAXACA, MEXICO - The last day of competition was the most exciting day of all. The morning started with the DK semis with Dave Hubbard and Kim Feast, taking DUB the best out of it moving to the final. In semi 2 Micah McMullin faced current world champ Cesar Bauer. McMullin had a strong start, unfortunately his board delaminated and had to go in and get a different board. Meanwhile Bauer took advantage and score a couple of good rides taking the heat and moving to the DK final vs. Dave Hubbard.
The female semis were nothing but pure adrenaline. Eunate Aguirre was up against Maira Viana. Maira and her powerful style was taking off on the big ones trying to roll on the most critical sections, unfortunately did not landed her moves leaving the door open for Eunate who was patiently waiting for the perfect ones and finding a clean barrel to roll to take the heat. Then next semi was between Karla Costa and Ruth Parra from Venezuela. Parra was unable to find a good rhythm with the ocean and couldn’t get a good score. On the other hand Karla was hitting the lip with massive rollos and taking the heat with a comfortable lead.
The prone division was next. Magno Oliveira vs. Dave Hubbard. Oliveira had been in fine form during the whole comp but didn’t find the rhythm to get the huge scores. Dave was patiently waiting for the rights and got a spin to barrel to ars combo taking the first spot in the final. Cesar Bauer vs. Hermano Castro was the 2nd semi. Bauer, also a DK finalist, had to be smart about using his energy and played safe waiting for the clean sets. A good right came his way and he busted a big invert. Hermano, waited and found the best waves of the whole heat, a sick left deep barrel coming out and hitting the last section with a roll to take the heat and move to the final.
The first final of the day was the DK final. Cesar Bauer came in, switched boards and went back out to face the wonder kid Dave Hubbard. It was as intense as we all expected. Bauer started strong finding a great rhythm in the firsts 10 minutes of the heat but Hubbard answered back with a nine pointer with a snap to barrel to floater. Bauer immediately found a perfect right pulling in the tube and coming out of it, but was unable to finish his last move, a dk air reverse, getting an 8.5. It was really tight, but DUB took the win with a backside barrel to take hit first Puerto final.
The female final was next and all spectators could not get their eyes of the water. Every wave was so intense and cheered by the crowd as good as the world cup. Eunate Aguirre vs. Karla Costa Taylor. Eunate and her smooth riding style was leading the heat with a nice barrel to roll combo, but Karla answered back with a couple fo massive rollos. Costa started to gain confidence and in the last few minutes, she was able to launch a massive ARS and getting the highest scoring wave of the whole competition, a perfect 10, and taking the big bucks back home.
The last and most exciting heat of the day was between Hermano Castro and Dave Hubbard. It was all about Dave since the beginning of the heat finding every wave and performing at his finest. With a couple of 9.6s’, a massive invert and an incredible barrel ride, Dave swept the Zicatela Pro winning both divisions, DK and Men’s Pro.
Congratulations to both Zicatela Pro 2010 Champions! Dave Hubbard and Karla Costa Taylor!!