Yesterday Mitch Coleborn claimed his first major ASP victory at the Quiksilver Saquarema Prime. Mitch showed a consistent performance throughout the entire event by executing fluid carves, big hacks and backed it up by taking out Dion Atkinson (AUS), 27, in the Quarterfinals, local favorite Raoni Monteiro (BRA), 31, in the Semifinals before meeting up with Marc Lacomare in the final.
“I knew it was going to be a difficult heat, but I just tried to stick to my strategy and find the best waves,” said Mitchel Coleborn. “It was crazy because Marc (Lacomare) got a 10 right at the end and I couldn’t believe it! I got really nervous, but he still needed to get another good score and no other waves came through. I’m just so happy that everything worked out. It was an amazing week here, the waves were great and I’m stoked with the win.”
Mitch earned U$ 40,000 in prize money and 6,500 points to catapult him up to number 14 on the ASP World Ranking. The win couldn't have come at a better time as Mitch will be heading to Fiji to compete against the worlds best at The Volcom Fiji Pro.