Congratulations to Chris AIR Harvey for taking a Hat-trick at Santa Cruz. 3 x Back to Back Champion at this International Event

Chris writes:
I had a good week training before the competition and was feeling good but really small waves made it an extremely tough event for everyone. Somehow I managed to find something to work with and make it to the final, by which time it started to shape up at about 5ft faces. It was still pretty weak surf so it was all about finding the best waves, taking off deep and solid surfing…not much opportunity to go off the lip or bust aerials so it was a really close final. Fortunately for me I managed to find the best of the waves and pulled just ahead of USA team member and Santa Cruz local, Galen Licht. Winning the event feels great and especially as its the 3rd year in a row (first time that’s been done I think). But as always its just great to get over there and surf with some great surfers and friends.

Photo: Larkin Donley