November 18, 2012
The Maui News
Dusty Payne of Lahaina advanced through his first heat of this year’s Reef Hawaiian Pro, and was the only surfer from Maui remaining after competition on Oahu’s North Shore concluded Saturday.
Payne, who received a bye into the third round of the opening event in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, finished second to Brazil’s Willian Cardoso in a close heat – the four competitors were separated by 0.68 points. Cardoso finished with a 10.74, and Payne had a 10.43. Australia’s Adrian Buchan was third with a 10.33, and Brazil’s Alex Ribeiro had a 10.06.
Payne’s top wave, caught near the end of the heat, earned 6.20 points.
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