Superstar tube riders such as Nathan Hedge (Australia), Aritz Aramburu (Basque Country, Spain), Gabriel Villaran (Peru), Kalani Chapman (Hawaii), Brian Conley and Rusty Long (California) and many others, gathered in the legendary spot of Pascuales – Mexico to catch some of the best barrels of the season.
The event introduces a new format for tube riding where the final results are accumulated from the athlete’s over all heat performances, all counting from and towards their individual heat totals and round totals, event tally and ranking, qualification and final placing. The event champion and final placing are determined by the athlete’s best 10 scores accumulated from each heat throughout the event.
After an amazing overall performance Portuguese talent Nic Von Rupp takes down some of the worlds best tube riders to become the champion of the first Pawa Tube Fest.
“It has been a really tough week and I am so stoked to come out as the winner. Coming here to surf one of the best waves in the World with some of the best tube riders has been an amazing experience. I want to thank everyone who made this event possible” said Nic Von Rupp, Portugal.