A flurry of action in the last minute sees spartan warrior, Michel Bourez, come out on top. A low scoring final, and strange, but Michel outlasts.
Flex on ’em, Spartan.
Here I am! Michel playing a bit of peekaboo with the crowd.
Kelly greets Michel on the beach, and says, “I can’t believe you let him go on that last wave,” referencing Michel choosing to not exercise his priority, letting Kanoa have one last stab at the lead. Kelly went on to say, “I wanted Kanoa to win…because he beat me, but, I also wanted you to win.”
That’s messing with my mind, and I’m not even there…or surfing…or Michel or Kelly or Kanoa. What?
With 5 minutes remaining in the Pipe Masters, Kanoa Igarashi paddles into his first wave of the heat.
He receives a 4.17, and needs a 2.07 to take the lead.
This lull is putting my mind in a bottle. Below is a recap of the heat thus far.
That was meant to be musical…that, up there ^^^
The finals have started off with a massive lull. Michel Bourez gets a little one to start things off…more than 15 minutes in.
Kanoa has yet to catch a wave. Did Slater put a curse on him?
Igarashi snags a beauty with less than a minute. Is it enough to take down Kelly?
Yes. Oh, yes it is.
Moments before, Kelly, risking body and mind, hurled himself into this death slab.
With Slater’s exit, John John is your 2k16 Triple Crown champion. In the post-heat interview Kelly tells Rosie Hodge that he’s pulling for Kanoa to win it all. The rookie will meet Spartan warrior, Michel Bourez.
All that wave pool training paying off.
Here’s the celebration. Nat Young falls off.
Slater hunting tubes in the water…a la a lion hunting on the Savannah? If he wins, he’s got his third Triple Crown. Yeah…a la yeah.