Banting Back on the Podium

24 Feb 2019

Matt Banting wins The Great Lakes Pro WQS Event

Noa Deane Stab High
Photo: WSL / ETHAN SMITH

The final was held in pumping surf at Tuncurry Breakwall where Matt posted a 9.00 and an 8.00 to take the heat from childhood rival Cooper Chapman.

"Banting put on a solid clinic of surfing over the duration of the event, however the natural-footer hit his stride in the final posting two excellent scores, a 9.00 and an 8.00 to amass a giant 17.00 two-wave heat total. The win at Tuncurry puts Banting's qualification campaign into full-swing as he comes into the Vissla Central Coast Pro, Burton Automotive Pro and the Vissla Sydney Surf Pro at Manly."

Matt rode the GT model throughout the event:

5'10 x 18 7/8 x 2 5/16 Rounded Square (26.6L)
5'10.5 x 18 3/4 x 2 5/16 Rounded Square (26.6L)
6'0 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 Rounded Square (27.8L)

You can check out video the highlights over at the WSL site.