Surfing - Thompson wins in Puerto Rico

American Cody Thompson won the inaugural Rip Curl Pro Puerto Rico.

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Cody Thompson

He beat Andrew Doheny, Evan Geiselman and local favourite Dylan Graves in the final of the ASP 4-Star event in four-to-six foot waves at Jobos.

Thompson was trailing throughout the final, but battled back with just seconds on the clock, connecting a long right-hander to secure his maiden ASP victory.

"There were just a couple of medium range scores and I just went and sat by myself," Thompson said.

"Andrew (Doheny) got one in the end and went in to the lead and I knew I didn’t need much. I took off at the end and finally got a little bowl and had two turns. It just worked out. When they said the score I just couldn’t believe it. My brothers were running down the beach and I was just so psyched."

FINAL RESULTS:

1 – Cody Thompson (USA) 10.10

2 – Andrew Doheny (USA) 9.96

3 – Evan Geiselman (USA) 9.83

4 – Dylan Graves (PRI) 8.96

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